Chiropractor Hillcrest Gillitts Kloof, and Waterfall is where you can find help for your aches and pain; just around the corner.
Ever been told that you have arthritis or degenerative joint disease
and there's nothing to be done? Absolute tripe! These casefiles (not
scientific evidence remember) will give some inkling of what Chiropratic
can do for worn out joints. And don't forget the fish oil for the
hyaline cartilage that lines your bones ...
DEGENERATIVE LUMBAR DISC DISEASE CaseFile ...
There are two universities in South Africa where you can train as a Chiropractor. One in Durban (DUT), and the other in Johannesburg (JU). Both are six year masters level degrees, ending in a research dissertation.
The course at DUT has recently been accredited by an international agency, meaning that the course is on a par with Chiropractic education the world over. A bit of a forked stick, as it means that DUT graduates can now find gainful employment the world over.
Young or old? A new graduate is completely abrest of new techniques, new thinking, the latest research, but is short on experience. An old dog like me? My education was thirty years ago, in the last millennium! but I have a lot of experience under the belt.
Best do your homework and shop around. Talk to friends and family, perhaps your doctor even, even phone the chiropractor and ask if s/he has experience with your particular problem.
In the Netherlands we promote a so-called Kennismakingsgesprek. It's a short consultation, very brief examination, meet the doctor, all for no charge. To help you, if you are in doubt. You can always ask! It's actually a win-win situation. I personally find that the vast majority of patients who come for this sort of consultation end up making an appointment as a new patient (and paying for it), and it helps me weed out cases where I know I can't help the patient.
SACROILIAC JOINT TREATMENT
Sixty percent of the average chiropractor's time is taken up with low back pain, and the multitudinous conditions of the pelvis. Subluxations of the ilium and sacrum, malformations of the lower spine and hip (like Femero Acetabular Impingement Syndrome), degenerative changes and injuries all contribute to a great deal of pain and discomfort in the pelvic area. The Sacroiliac joint syndrome is one that Chiropractic specialises in... SACROILIAC JOINT TREATMENT ...
During early childhood, and extreme physical exercise such as fast bowling in cricket, a stress fracture in the lower back can allow the vertebra above to slide forward on its nearest neighbour, potentially stressing the spinal cord and local nerve roots.
HIP AND GROIN PAIN?
Stiffness and groin pain in the young adult requires an evaluation of whether s/he could be the next FEMORO ACETABULAR IMPINGEMENT CASE FILE ... early diagnosis and treatment is vital to prevent early hip arthritis.
We all know that eating more fish is good for memory, reduces arthritis,
heals hyaline cartilage, prevents heart attack ... but how much fish
oil should you be taking?
HOW MUCH FISH OIL ...
WHY THE APPLE DIET IS SO IMPORTANT, an apple a day... it's not just myth.
Research currently is confirming that refined high "Glycemic Index" foods like white bread, refined white rice and even potatoes have more to do with heart disease than animal fats.
Always balance your high GI foods by including foods containing protein and the healthy fats to reduce the GI. High Carbohydrate Count Chart foods are strongly associated with heart disease. Learn at this link how to lower the overall Glycemic Index of your meal without spoiling the taste.
There are experienced and enthusiastic doctors of chiropractic in your neck of the woods. As always when you are looking to find a good chiropractor, one who is suited to your needs and with whom you'll click, talk to your friends and family, and medical doctor too.
Dr Karen Miller is a highly respected past president of the KZN branch of the Chiropractic Association of South Africa; she practises within the area designated as Chiropractor Hillcrest Gillitts Kloof.
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