Chiropractor Milnerton Tableview helps you find your local DC, for treatment of your lower back pain for example.
Perhaps you live in Cape Town and have a health issue that medicine hasn't been able to serve; could spinal manipulation provide the solution?
Injured nerves emanating from the spine have been identified as the source of many problems since the early mists of time. Both Hippocrates and Galen employed spinal manipulation as part of their treatment regimens.
The art of manipulation can be traced through the knochen einrichters of Germany, the kloge folk of Denmark and the bonesetters of Britain.
One such family, the Tietzens, took their art to America where the skills were refined by a DD Palmer, who first used the name chiropractor in 1895.
The first chiropractors came to South Africa in the 1920's. The professional is today highly regulated, as is medicine, and organised under the banner of CASA, the Chiropractic Association of South Africa.
Be sure to choose only a chiropractor who submits to the authority of this disciplinary body; ask if he or she is a paid up member. All doctors of every ilk must practise within a certain code of ethics that is stipulated and regulated by their professional colleagues.
This gem was coined about one of London's early practitioners, a woman by the name of Sarah Mapp. Her fame went out far before her, and she was considered a thorn in the side of the medical profession at the time.
You surgeons of London, who puzzle your pates,
to ride in your coaches and purchase estates,
give over, for shame, for your pride has a fall,
and the doctress of Epsom has outdone you all.
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Chiropractor Milnerton Tableview asks if spinal manipulation could help your problem.
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What can you expect at your first consultation with a chiropractor? And why would you want to see one in the first place?
Well, there is very powerful, convincing evidence that Chiropractic is both more constructive, and more cost effective, for complaints such as low back pain.
Chiropractors can now claim to work within what is known as evidence based therapy. In fact it's not only their research, but medical findings too that verifies that manipulation is more effective for your lumbago than medication.
What's more, if you first consult a chiropractor for low back pain, research confirms you are less likely to end up under the knife.
Whilst there are potential side effects and dangers associated with all treatment, the dangers of anti inflammatory drugs and surgery are considerably greater than those of Chiropractic. That's especially true if you are taking two medicines like aspirin and brufin simultaneously; so called dual antiinflammatory drugs.
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; you can expect a thorough examination for your chiropractor Milnerton Tableview.
Another spoke in the shoulder wheel is the AcromioClavicular Joint that joins your collar bone to the shoulder blade. It's right on the tip of the shoulder and is a prime cause of many shoulder conditions;
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.
These rotator cuff strengthening exercises work like a treat if you have torn or strained a muscle in your shoulder.
There are a number of chiropractic conditions that present as hip and groin pain. One of them is Maignes syndrome which is pain radiating from the upper lumbar spine into the 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 (FAIS) and Developmental Hip Dysplasia (DDH), and Perthes Disease that require early diagnosis. Research done by medicine candidly admites 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 30s... Failure to diagnose these disease early leads inexorably to serious hip arthritis.
Low back pain is probably the most common reason why patients consult a chiropractor Milnerton Tableview. There's an epidemic, largely because we sit too much and spend too little time hiking up the mountain and swimming.
Exercise or ache are your choices; you'll find low back pain exercises in the navigation bar on your left.
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 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 to promote better health. Slow food made fast, that's our slogan at Chiropractic Help.
The Western Cape has an abundance of healthy foods; whether it's the fruit, the proximity to olive garden nutrition, fatty fish from the icy Atlantic waters, or to the wheat that supplies the bread basket of South Africa.
Healthy wheat is not easy to get hold of; mostly it's been refined and even so called wholemeal flour has often been robbed of much of it's bran and germ. If you bake bread, consider purchasing a wheat grinder; they are expensive.
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On a personal note, two of my hobbies are buying wheat and raw olives directly from the farmer, at a fraction of the price I might say, and then preparing them; wonderful bread and pickled fruit. Both are abundantly available in the Western Cape.
Well-being doesn't come in the main from great expense, but the little things like enjoy an apple a day, baking your own 100% real bread and taking a walk.