CHIROPRACTOR Midrand Randburg Sandton

There are in Chiropractor Midrand Randburg Sandton numerous excellent registered DCs able to help you with your joint and muscle injuries.

Only choose one who is registered with CASA; those who submit to the disciplines of belonging to their professional bodies.

There are numerous important questions that need to be asked if you are suffering from migraine headache or head neck pain. Here are a few that spring to mind:

Do you have pain in the ear, in front of the ear, on the side of your face? Does your jaw joint click or pop?

Head Neck Pain

Do you sleep on your tum? The hyaline cartilage in the spine gets its nutrition primarily at night when you are lying down. Free from the effect of gravity, the joints of the spine imbibe fresh nutrients and oxygen. Lying on your tum, with your neck twisted, places the discs under pressure, and they draw in less fluid than is needed. The result is immobilisation arthritis. Pain and stiffness.

The trigeminal nerve is involved in many of the conditions involving tooth, sinus and facial pain; and, because it's sensory nucleus is located in the neck, cervical spine pain is a common symptom.

The jaw joint is commonly the underlying cause of many of these syndromes; if yours clicks, pops or hurts, make sure you tell your chiropractor.

The distribution of the trigeminal nerve that is the cause of much facial pain.

CHIROPRACTOR Midrand Randburg Sandton


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Dr Brugman, Louis , 61 Cross Street, 0117892509

Dr Da Silva, Kendra , 3 West Road, President Park, 0711254224

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  • Are you feeling sick, running a temperature? Meningitis is a killer, and it all starts with a headache and a very stiff neck. MENINGITIS ...

  • What injuries have you had? Any falls from horses, bicycles, motor cycles or down the staircase? Have you banged your head whilst diving into shallow water? Any whiplash in motor vehicle accidents? Whiplash and the Joints of Luschka ...

Small accessory joints in the neck, when injured in trauma to the neck, become arthritic affecting the nerve roots as we get older.

What medication are you taking? Do you have any gastric or urinary tract problems? Have you ever watched the Kidney Olympics on TV?

The talk at the end by a urologist made an indelible impression on me. Most of the participants had lost their kidneys from taking over the counter painkillers.

Anti inflammatory drugs have a place in health care, obviously, but they do grossly increase gastrointestinal and kidney problems and cause many deaths. Dual antiinflammatory drugs such as aspirin and brufin simultaneously are definitely taboo.

Frequent analgesics actually cause Rebound Headaches.

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome


Do you have obscure tingling in your arm and or hand? Is it worse when you work above your head, hanging up the washing or changing a light bulb? Non dermatomal pain and tingling in the arm may emanate from a first rib subluxation. It usually responds well to Chiropractic.

A first rib subluxation also makes you more vulnerable to conditions in the arm such as frozen shoulder, tennis arm and carpal tunnel syndrome.

At some of these pages you'll read that orthopaedic opinion too states that conditions in and around the neck contribute to many of the syndromes affecting the arm.

The C5 nerve root supplies, in addition to the upper arm, two muscle groups in the midback; specifically around the shoulder blade. A deep ache in the rhomboid area is a diagnostic nightmare; it can emanate from the neck, the thoracic spine and the joints with the rib. In addition, it can come from the lungs and other organs.

An untreated rib subluxation is one of the causes of a nasty breastbone condition called Tietze's syndrome.

Tietze's syndrome


Chestpain needs to be carefully diagnosed. Commonly an emergency room finding is that the patient is not suffering from a heart attack, but from Tietzes Syndrome. Typically, if you press on the joints where the ribs meet the breastbone, they can be very tender and sore. Not a heart attack.

Lumbar Slipped Disc Symptoms

Do you have sharp stabbing low back pain, perhaps radiating to your leg, aggravating by sitting, forward bending, and the triad of Dejeurine: Coughing, Sneezing and Bearing down? These are Slipped disc symptoms and signs.

If the pain or tingling or tightness starts in the thigh or calf, we recommend you don't wait. See your Chiropractor immediately.

From the Chiropractic Coalface

Man standing in an antalgic posture with a postero lateral disc herniation.

Really serious lumbar disc injuries almost always follow this course:

  • Mr S, a 48-year old man lifted a heavy block in the garden three weeks ago, bending and twisting simultaneously. He had a severe stab of pain in the back.
  • He consulted his doctor the next day who prescribed antiinflammatory drugs. Within a week the pain was nearly over.
  • He went on a long drive, and then ambled and stood for much of the day at a theme park. Then drove home that evening.
  • During the night he developed very severe pain in the lower calf muscle, and when he stood he was horribly bent and twisted to the side, in this instance TOWARDS the painful leg, in what I call the "sign of Pisa".
  • A further ominous sign: he had almost NO back pain.
Pisa sign leaning to the left.
  • A further week of his doctor's pills brought no relief at all to the severe pain in his leg. In fact it got worse.
  • One week ago he consulted me, barely able to walk, in very severe pain. Leg pain.
  • Yesterday, after three treatments, he's standing upright, and the pain in his leg is about 20-30% less. He's lucky, we're still a long way from home-base and he's still on the verge of major surgery. But all the indications are for a good resolution of his case.

THE MORAL OF THE STORY: Pain is your friend. He's telling you there's a problem. Turning him off makes no more sense than turning off the burglar alarm, and presuming the burglars have left your home.

The pain from a mild disc injury may recede fairly quickly - but it takes a minimum of six weeks for the disc to heal.


Poor bowel habits, and a twenty-first century diet, contribute to an enormous number of deaths; painful deaths. Because diseases of the colon and rectum are not pleasant.

There's only weak anecdotal evidence that chiropractic help for the spine can contribute to the problem; but there's very strong evidence that a few simple dietary changes can totally ameliorate the problem.

A good start is with scientifically proven grandma's medicine; quick constipation relief ...

For more details on the physiology behind constipation, you might enjoy our Chiropractic Help newsletter #41: Adult potty training.

Constipation man on the loo.


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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 have left alone. After seven treatments his pain and stiffness is 50 percent better, and he is 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 is 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 pain-free. 

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 is well pleased; sixty-five percent better after three treatments.

5. Mr T is a wise man; he has 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 stroll 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; he has a short leg.

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. X-rays 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 few months 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 is a non-complicated upper cervical facet syndrome, and she is doing well.

12. Mr D is a 38-year 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 could not 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 should not be treating the elderly most medical sites state but that is so much bunkum.

Do you have a problem that is not getting better?

Are you looking for a different slant on your pain?

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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 percent of the time the correct diagnosis is made with no examination, no special tests, no xrays, but just from the history, there is 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.

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