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Whilst the art of manipulation as a health tool goes back into the mists of time, even pre Hippocrates, the father of medicine, who used spinal adjustments avidly, the modern era of a science based modality really only belongs to the last thirty odd years.
Founded in 1895 by a Canadian practising in America, our profession is officially about one hundred and twenty years old. Medicine in those days was still using leaches, remember.
Since our researchers have been producing top quality findings on the effectiveness of spinal manipulation in the treatment of lower back pain, headaches, infantile colic and a host of sports related injuries, for example, the profession is now recognised and fully supported by the World Health Organisation.
Medical aids in South Africa pay for treatment; however many folk can no longer afford cover for doctors, dentistry or manipulative treatment, and must pay out of their own pockets. It's not a bad thing considering the amount of fraud in the industry. Also, folk take better care of their health when they know it's going to hurt directly in their pockets if they don't look after the old frame.
Just as you would drive more carefully if you had no car insurance. Medical aid cover is a mixed blessing. In any event, it's become so costly that most folk are forced to go without. Persuading patients to do their back exercises, go for a walk every day and eat their greens has become a lot easier.
Just ten of these pelvic tilts, done faithfully every morning before arising, taking only twenty seconds would do a lot for every person's lower back. It should be part of our daily regimen, just like brushing our teeth and enjoying an apple a day. These do keep the chiropractor, dentist and medical doctor away and it's all scientifically proven; they are not old wives' tales.
The neck and jaw joints together produce a lot of misery for mankind. The root of your ARM PAIN may be a subluxation in the lower neck. Headaches more often come from an upper cervical subluxation.
TMJ ear pain because of the proximity of the jaw joint and ear, are also often confused too. Is it a sore ear, or a painful Jaw joint? Both can produce headaches, head neck pain and facial pain.
There are numerous sites where the median nerve may be entrapped or irritated causing tingling, numbness and arm pain, often in the thumb and adjacent fingers, but always excluding the pinkie.
CHIROPRACTOR Klerksdorp Lichtenburg Potchefstroom VanderBijl Park Vereeniging
There are a number of chiropractic conditions that present as pain in
the groin. One of them is Maigne's syndrome which is pain radiating from
the upper lumbar spine to the buttock and front of the thigh. Together
with its first cousin, Meralgia Paresthetica, a pinched nerve in the
groin, pain in the thigh is very treatable with chiropractic.
Then there are more serious hip conditions like Femoro Acetabular Impingement Syndrome and Developmental Hip Dysplasia, and Perthe's disease that require early diagnosis. Research done by medicine candidly admits that on average it takes over three years for FAIS to be diagnosed.
But as a chiropractor I examine the hips of every single patient, even should you consult me for headaches. After all, a quick screen can be done in 30 seconds. Failure to diagnose these diseases early leads inexorably to serious hip arthritis.
Never dismiss the limping child complaining of hip, groin or knee pain. Growing pains do not exist, and a missed Perthe's disease means a lifetime of misery.
A common thread that runs through these diseases is pain in the groin. That could be directly from the hip joint, or it may be referred from a remote site in the lumbar spine by the femoral nerve or superior cluneal nerves.
The sacroiliac joint too frequently causes referred pain in the groin.
CHIROPRACTOR Klerksdorp Lichtenburg Potchefstroom VanderBijlPark Vereeniging
LOWER BACK AND LEG PAIN ...
Chiropractors spend about 60% of their day with lower back and leg pain. This LUMBAR STENOSIS CaseFile ... also reveals how a small degenerate spinal canal, a nasty condition, often responds well to Chiropractic, somewhat surprisingly, perhaps. Leg pain during pregnancy, sacroiliac joint treatment, groin pain, it's all part of Chiropractic.
You will most likely find your chiropractor asking questions about your general health and making a few healthy living tips. After all, what you eat, whether you exercise and how often you take a holiday all have a profound affect on your general health. Did you know for example that Omega-3 oil dramatically affects how your child behaves, your own memory, heart disease and even dyslexia? Think about growing butternut squash, along with fish, a rich source of the essential Omega fatty acids.
You can expect your chiropractor to make research-based tips like these BROCCOLI FACTS ... to promote better health. Slow food made fast, that's our slogan at Chiropractic Help.
I often describe this page on the CAUSES OF OSTEOPOROSIS ... as the most important page a Chiropractic Help.
MUTTON STEW ... (kunt u een gezond lamsschotel maken?) and red meat in general is okay, max once per day, and really even less than that. Think about substituting animal protein with legume based proteins. Nothing in South Africa is easier than growing green beans for your protein.
Interesting new research indicates very clearly that elderly people who can and do walk fast will live much longer. In fact, if you are 75, and can walk 4 metres in 3 seconds, then there's an 80% chance you will live another ten years.