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CHIROPRACTOR LouisTrichardt Polokwane Tzaneen Warmbaths is where you'll get help for your aches and pains.

Head Neck Pain

About 200 000 people die EVERY YEAR in the USA from unsuitable medicines, or a bad reaction to a drug, a misdiagnosis, the wrong dose... That's because America consumes about 50% of the world's pharmaceuticals. That's enough people to fill a moderate size city, who die EVERY YEAR. And South Africa is following the same trend. This is known as iatrogenic illness or doctor caused disease.

In chiropractic we are not in principle against drugs, but we are committed to keeping our patients off painkillers and anti inflammatory drugs. One part of the solution is, simply and deliciously, walking benefits.

Head neck pain, headaches, migraines and jaw joint conditions, all demand that you take on a regular ongoing basis large quantities of medicines. Chiropractic believes it has a cogent alternative to offer: When possible find the cause of your discomfort and treat what ails you rather than the symptoms.

A widely recognised cause of headaches is the so-called the cervical facet syndrome. These are small structures in the neck (such as the Atlanto Occipital Joint) which may become jammed up, or fixated, irritating one of the large nerves travelling to the scalp. The solution? Headache Chiropractic, of course; or, one of the alternative solutions. Just a good massage can do wonders too.

The bushveld baobab tree that grows in the Louis Trichard Region.

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  • Dr Logtenberg, Jana, 66A Plein Street, Polokwane, 076 2127447
  • Dr Mmapula Maboe, Refodile Health Centre, 42 Heystek St, RUSTENBURG, 014 5922393/1911
  • Dr Burchell
  • Dr Schultz
  • Dr Van Rooyen

Chiropractic Alternative Medicine

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CAM really stands for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Debate rages, some chiropractors are happy with Complementary to medicine, others feel we are definitely an Alternative, and others want to be part of mainline medicine.

I hedge my bets. We certainly offer an alternative to the usual medical approach of drugs and surgery, but in reality we also stand alongside medicine. And it wouldn't bother me if we became part of mainline medicine, provided we retain an element of independence. Like dentists do.

  • CONSULTING A CHIROPRACTOR ... what to expect ...

Because of many links to our two sister sites, and we have been accused of being a link farm, a dreaded connotation. It's irritating but to find links to the subjects in bold you have to copy and paste it into the site search function in the navigation bar on your left.

A bit of fun...

Friday Fun Headache ...

CERVICAL COMPRESSION TEST ... this is a treat, watch to the end!

  • Chiropractic Conditions is a central page at Chiropractic Help. It provides you simply and easily with the sorts of conditions that the average chiropractor would be treating.
  • Healthy Living Tips is another vital page at Chiropractic Help. Sparkling good health is not just about having your subluxations adjusted. Our healthy living tips page gives you some insights into different foods you could and perhaps should be eating.

Arm pain and the frozen shoulder

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Shoulder pain is often, though not always related to subluxations in the lower neck or first rib which causes the so-called Thoracic Outlet syndrome. THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME ...

Probably the most difficult shoulder condition faced in the chiropractic clinic is the so-called Frozen Shoulder. The capsule of the shoulder becomes tightened and shrinks causing severe shoulder pain which disturbs every aspect of life, including sleep. The key is prevention. Don't let a shoulder problem turn into a frozen shoulder, you will have hell. Get to your chiropractor sooner, rather than later if you are having shoulder pain. FROZEN SHOULDER ...

These rotator cuff strengthening exercises work like a treat if you have torn or strained a muscle in your shoulder... ROTATOR CUFF STRENGTHENING ...


Something puzzling you? What to submit a question? We try but don't promise to answer your questions. Give rather too much than too little detail. "Can Chiropractic help me with a slipped disc?" is far too vague. Where? When? Injury? Radiating pain? CHIROPRACTIC HELP QUESTIONS ... submit a question.

Hip and groin pain

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When folk speak of "hip" pain it can many any one of many things. If could for example be the SACROILIAC JOINT ...

Hip and buttock pain are treated by Chiropractor Louis Trichard

It could also be hip arthritis, or pain radiating to the groin from the back, known as Maignes Syndrome.

Maignes syndrome is a condition trreated at Chiropractor Polokwane; referral to the buttock, groin and lateral thigh.

And there are a number of other hip conditions like Femero Acetabular Impingement Syndrome and Hereditary Hip Dysplasia that we are now finding are far more treatable with chiropractic than previously thought. Neglected, they lead unerringly to hip arthritis.

Choose Chiropractor Tzaneen for your hip arthritis long before it gets to this stage.


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The health of the hyaline cartilage that lines all the bones in your joints is utterly dependent on the right nutrients. Many of them, but recently scientistists have identified the Omega-3 essential fatty acids in fatty fish (read more about Mackerel recipes) and flax seed, and walnuts, and butternut as crucial to the health of your joints.


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Interesting challenges of the day

1. Mr S is a 76 year old man with neck pain of some 9 months duration. Luckily, most of the discomfort is upper cervical which is only rarely arthritic; his lower cervical spine is a degenerative mess that I've left alone. After seven treatments his pain and stiffness is 50 percent better, and he's happy in the circumstances. He can sleep through the night now and that makes a huge difference.

2. Mr P is 32 year old man with very severe lower back pain radiating to the big toe which is 30 percent numb. He had an episode three weeks ago, took anti inflammatories and was soon better as is typical of the medial disc herniation. But before it healed, after a trivia it came roaring back, much worse. The characteristic crossed sign was evident; sitting in a chair, straightening the right leg provoked severe left back pain and tingling in the leg. He's doing well.

3. Severe lower back pain is scary; just ask Mrs P. Just watching her get out of the car I she was in trouble; she had a slipped disc at L4 making her lean towards the opposite side; luckily she had no pain in the leg. Despite family pressure that this was far too severe for a chiropractor, she persevered. Within five days she was standing upright, and after two weeks almost painfree. 

Despite a hectic job, she wisely took my advice and stayed home for what I call exercising bed rest.

4. Mr S has had lower back, groin and back of thigh and calf pain for fourth months.

He has a pincer deformity in the hip causing the stabs in the groin, and a degenerative facet causing the sciatica. Both are responding well to chiropractic and he's well pleased; sixty five percent better after three treatments.

5. Mr T is a wise man; he's taken a warning TIA seriously and has lost 15 pounds, and has at least as much again to lose. A change to a low starch diet and half hour daily walk has made the difference; but the walking is making his foot and back miserable. The expensive orthotic is hopeless; luckily his hips and back are fine, but he needs a simple heel lift.

6. I too have had serious lower back issues, luckily fixed by my own chiropractor; so I too have to do my exercises, take care when lifting supers full of honey, gardening and using the chainsaw. Regaining the function of your spine is just as important as the pain.

7. My own granddaughter, only 7 is hypermobile giving her pelvic, knee and ankle issues. Xrays show a mildly dysplastic hip. Years ago we would have called it growing pains. She too regularly needs chiropractic care and luckily responds well. Increased range of motion is more difficult than too stiff in my opinion. Our care is for kids too.

8. This 65 year old lady is a serious gardener; every day she is bending, lifting and digging for 2 to 3 hours a day. It regularly catches her in the sacroiliac joint, so she has a treatment once a month that sorts it out. She does her lower back exercises faithfully.

9. This 88 year old lady is an inspiration; every day she is busy in the community. With a nasty scoliosis she manages very well with a chiropractic adjustment every six weeks and exercises faithfully done.  

10. Mr X is a 71 year old retired man who wants to continue with maintenance care every six to eight weeks; he had suffered from two years of lower back pain when he first came a year ago. He has no discomfort now after 8 chiropractic treatments, but is aware that danger lurks.

11. Mrs C has been having severe headaches, and taking a lot of analgesics. It's a non complicated upper cervical facet syndrome, and she's doing well.

12. Mr D is a 38 old year man with chronic shoulder pain after a rotator cuff tear playing cricket. It responded well to treatment, but he knows he must do his exercises every day; for two years he couldn't sleep on that shoulder.

13. Mr D, a 71 year old man, has a severe ache in the shoulder and midback since working above his head. Trapped nerve tests are negative but he has advanced degenerative joints of Luschka; after just two treatments he is 50 percent better. Can we reach 90?

And so the day goes; chiropractors shouldn't be treating the elderly most medical sites state but that's so much bunkum.

Have a problem that's not getting better? Looking for a different slant on your pain? Want to pose a question?

Interesting questions from visitors

CLS writes:

Greetings, Dr B.
You helped me quite some time back with a soothing and professional response which turned out to be exactly correct. I now consult a local chiropractor. You write a superb newsletter, too.

Your own unresolved problem. Pose a question

Knowing that up to 70% of the time the correct diagnosis is made with no examination, no special tests, no xrays, but just from the history, there's a fair chance I can add some insight to your unresolved problem. But at least 30% of the time, I may be quite wrong! Give plenty of detail if you want a sensible reply.

You visited this chiropractic help site no doubt because you have a problem that is not resolving and want to know more about what chiropractors do.

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