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It's a very old profession, but not the oldest, practised by the ancients. Famous Greek doctors, for example, like Hippocrates and Galen used manipulative techniques more than two millennia ago.
Known as bonesetters in the Middle Ages, the modern era of manipulative sciences began with Daniel D Palmer in 1895 in the United States.
Chiropractor Johannesburg is probably about 80 to 90 years in existence.
Many conditions, like carpal tunnel syndrome, frozen shoulder and tingling in the arms are legs have a frankly irritated nerve at their root.
Today, chiropractic is a very broad profession, having specialties in sports injuries, treatment of the elderly, and infantile colic, the management of arthritic hips and so on. Lower back pain in its many forms is the most common reason why people consult a chiropractor.
The profession in Gauteng caters for people suffering from headaches, back pain, slipped discs, shoulder pain, even colicky babies, and much, much more.
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Interestingly, research shows that migraine sufferers, clench their Temporalis muscles on the side of the head 14x more often than non-migraine sufferers.
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Moreover, jaw joint sufferers almost always also have cervical spine pain, as the sensory nucleus of the nerve that supplies the TMJ joint, the trigeminal, is located in the upper neck.
If you grind your teeth at night, known as bruxism, then not only will you have severe headaches, but also facial pain; and you'll wear your molars down and probably drive your spouse to the spare room. A bite plate is the solution. They aren't very comfortable, but you'll get used to it; it's better than all of the above.
Neck pain and headache are amongst the primary reasons why patients consult chiropractor Johannesburg. Are you swallowing bucket loads of pills on a regular basis? Taking dual anti inflammatory drugs like brufin and aspirin, simultaneously, is very dangerous.
Your chiropractor will want to see any xrays of your cervical spine that you have had taken. Take them with you for the first consultation.
If you have not had plates taken, or a scan, your chiropractor may order them; therein lies a difficulty. Scans are very expensive and xrays are ionising radiation; but they yield so much useful information.
Discuss the issue of xrays with your chiropractor. If you've not had recent trauma, and have no tingling or ache down the arm, then sometimes a trial of half a dozen treatments may be indicated; if there's inadequate improvement in your head and neck pain then you can still have them taken.
A nagging ache in your neck often points to one or more fixated parts in the cervical spine. Long before arthritis is visible on xray you will start to get a warning that all is not well in the state of Denmark; uncovertebral joint of Luschka arthritis may be progressing.
Subluxated joints, starved of normal nutrition, become rapidly arthritic. In fact, in white mice degenerative changes are visible within thirteen hours of a spinal joint being artificially fixated.
Remember too the beneficial effect of phytochemical foods and omega 3 on joints. Enjoying lightly filtered raw honey with all the pollen for example, and regularly having west coast pilchards or freshly ground flax seed are easy ways to improve not only your joint health but your whole body. Don't forget the anti inflammatory benefits of olive oil and chilies too.
Ultimately the degenerative changes in the lower neck will cause tingling in arms and hands.
The pelvis is a complex organ causing a great many of the painful syndromes treated by Chiropractors. Read more here about the Sacroiliac Joint anatomy, for example, and this Femero Acetabular Impingement Syndrome Case File which causes arthritic-type symptoms, but starting in the young person ...
Pubic bone pain can be a great trial during the last trimester of pregnancy. Untreated it sometimes continues for months and sometimes years after the birth, making sex very painful.
Any dysfunction in the foot will disrupt the kinetic chain and cause pain syndromes higher up in the body. Can a Mortons neuroma cause headaches ...? Yes, if it makes you limp.
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Not all chiropractors work with feet. Ask before making an appointment for chiropractic help.
Chiropractic South Africa
Whilst spinal manipulation really dates back to Hippocrates and beyond, the origin of modern chiropractic is credited to Dr D.D. Palmer in 1895, a Canadian living in the United States who gave the first chiropractic adjustment to the spine.
Chiropractic South Africa dates back nearly 90 years. The first, unknown chiropractor opened his doors in the 1920's. The Payne twins, Dr Ivan and Dr Alan, formed the first association of chiropractors in the late 1930's. My own parents, Dr Dick Lewis and Dr Unity Allsopp Lewis trained in America during world war 2 and started practice in Pietermaritzburg in 1946.
South Africa now has over 600 chiropractors with two accredited university level courses in Johannesburg and Durban.
Early days were characterized by squabbles between two factions, one which promoted making a diagnosis, and the other just adjusted the spine. The inimitable and forceful Dr Mario Milani should correctly be accorded the credit for unifying the two factions into one cohesive profession.
It was this unified profession that enabled chiropractic to become fully accredited in South Africa in the face of a united medical profession that called us quacks and lay manipulators.
In fact South Africa has one of the most cohesive chiropractic associations in the world; the internecine strife that characterised much of the first century is now long gone.
Whilst a good proportion of the chiropractors are located in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban most smaller town now boast of a chiropractor or two.
South Africa is privileged to have not one but two top class chiropractic institutions. Thanks to the vision of the Chiropractic Association of South Africa, the institutes were started despite great opposition some two decades ago. Without them there would today be no more than a handful of aging chiropractors in South Africa.
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The Journey of Scott Haldeman
South Africa is proud to be the birth place of one of the most influential chiropractic personalities the world has ever seen. His grandmother and father were both chiropractors.
Trained as a
chiropractor, and still very cognisant of his roots, Dr Haldeman has
gone on to qualify as a medical doctor, a PhD and practising neurologist.
Few men have shaped modern chiropractic more than Dr Haldeman, putting it on the healthcare map with his strict emphasis by insisting that chiropractic through research actually prove with hard research what they already know; chiropractic is safe, effective and cost effective. We are the largest non drug healing profession in the world.
South Africa is very proud of you Dr Haldeman.
The journey of Scott Haldeman.
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