CHIROPRACTOR Pietermaritzburg

Chiropractor Pietermaritzburg lists the DC's in the Midlands of South Africa, and the sorts of conditions they might treat.

Here you will find the names of DCs registered both with CASA, our professional association that controls and regulates practitioners, and at this site; and also those in Hilton, Howick and Underberg, Dundee and Newcastle.

If you are swallowing bucket loads of pills, then you might like to consider our headache page. At our clinics we endeavour to treat the cause of your headaches rather than simply take medication for the symptoms.

Even 5 to 10 anti inflammatory drugs every week, will have ultimately a detrimental effect on your health; and perhaps sooner than you think. Watch the stool for any black signs, and of course stomach pain. 

Research shows that taking a cocktail of dual anti inflammatory drugs like aspirin and brufin simultaneously is deadly.

The City Hall in Pietermaritzburg will guide you to its chiropractors.

  • Chiropractic Conditions is a central page at our site. It provides you simply and easily with the sorts of diagnoses that the average DC would be treating.
  • Healthy Living Tips is another vital page at Chiropractic Help. Sparkling wellbeing is not just about having your subluxations adjusted. This link gives you some insights into different foods you could and perhaps should be eating.


Only Chiropractors registered with CASA may register at ... Below is a list of Chiropractors in the Midlands registered BOTH with CASA AND with CHIROPRACTIC-HELP.COM

Scroll further down for a list of all the Chiropractors in Pietermaritzburg registered with CASA.

  • Dr Caroline van Lingen, 10 View Avenue, Athlone, PIETERMARITZBURG 033-3452569 
  • Dr Jane Ackerman, 56 Groenekloof Rd, HILTON, 033-343-2549 
  • Dr Nicci Descoins, 31 Cedara Road, 21 Hilton Avenue, HILTON 033-343-1835 
  • Dr Barrie Lewis, 56 Groenekloof Rd, HILTON, 033-343-2549 
  • Dr Greg Bisset, 2 White House Centre, Main Street, HOWICK, 033-3305860 
  •  Dr Doug Hawley, 74 Patterson St., Newcastle, 03 43-155854. 41 Wilson St., Dundee, 03 42121959. 


Anti-inflammatory drugs and a million more.

If have you have regular headaches and neck pain then rather consider these Stiff neck exercises for neck pain, gentle chiropractic mobilisation or manipulation, massage or acupuncture. They are much safer and more effective. After all you are treating the CAUSE not the symptoms. STIFF NECK EXERCISES for neck pain ...

The source of most headaches can be located in the anatomy at the base of the skull and the jaw joint. Popping jaw joint and headaches? Suspect the jaw joint.

Or, do you hold the telephone between your neck and shoulder whilst jotting down notes?

Holding a telephone with the shoulder can cause a pinched nerve in the neck.


Arthritis is central to Chiropractic. There is an abundance of research now proving that what you eat and whether you are sedentary or are exercising contributes abundantly to your pain.

The vitamin C in limes and lemons especially has been shown to be strongly anti-inflammatory and has a profound influence on the cartilage in your joints.

Expect your chiropractor to address these subjects, uncomfortable as they may be.

Immobilization arthritis is directly caused by joints and bodies that are not in movement. So too is the connection between obesity and arthritis; there really is no need to have all that pain, but getting your body into motion will be necessary.

It is now acknowledged by leading authorities that early symptoms of arthritis are not seen on X-ray. Treating those fixated joints has been conclusively shown to reduce the progressive development of  osteoarthritis.

CHIROPRACTOR Pietermaritzburg

Chiropractor Pietermaritzburg has these five DCs registered with CASA:

  • Dr Dippenaar 
  • Dr Kidson 
  • Dr Helen Schlebusch, Parklane Centre, Chief Albert Lithuli St, PMB. 033-345-4020. 
  • Dr Caroline van Lingen 10 View Avenue, Athlone, 033 3452569 
  • Dr White


CHIROPRACTOR Pietermaritzburg

"Fifty percent of chiropractors (and medical doctors!) graduated in the bottom half of the class."

FIND A GOOD CHIROPRACTOR ... makes sense before making an appointment. Talk to your friends and neighbours, even your medical doctor, for direction. There are unfortunately better and worser doctors, surgeons, chiropractors... in every barrel.

Don't be put off with the words "you have arthritis and there's nothing to be done. Take these painkillers, adapt your lifestyle, and learn to live with the pain." Probably at least half the patients in a the average chiropractic clinic have arthritis.

Heard that Lentogesic and Synap Forte were described last year by medical researchers as the "worst drug in history"? Propoxyphene Worst drug in history ... it's killed more patients than any other drug in history. Other propriety names for Propoxyphene are: Doloxene and Doxyfene.

Iatrogenic means "doctor-caused". It's the third most common disease in the West. There are some dangers associated with Chiropractic too.

To find links to topics in bold use the site search function in the navigation bar above.

Immobilisation arthritis

Physiologists have now confirmed what chiropractors have been saying for years; immobile, fixated joints which are not in motion become arthritic. Be sure your doctor will be advising you to walk, swim, cycle and do back exercises.

Perhaps for the majority who have a stiff neck, or episode of lower back pain, there is probably no need to return for regular treatment. But for those who have chronic conditions, and arthritic joints, an occasional, regular manipulation does mean less ache and disability, and often lower cost as compared to waiting for the next acute onset.


  • CHIROPRACTIC HILTON Streetview ...

  • Dr Jane Ackerman-Lewis 56 Groenekloof Rd, Hilton (033) 343 2549 
  • Dr Nicole Descoins 21 Hilton Avenue, (033) 3431835
  • Dr Barrie Lewis 56 Groenekloof Rd, Hilton (033) 343-2549 
  • Dr Taylor


  • Dr Greg Bisset, 2 White House Centre, Main Street, 033 3305860 


  • Dr Doug Hawley, 74 Patterson St., Newcastle, 03 43155854 /034 312 3684
  • also practising at 41 Wilson St., Dundee, 03 42121959.


  • Dr Keegan Hughes

Chiropractic help

Piriformis muscle and its relationship to the sciatic nerve.


The average chiropractor spends 60% of his/her time with pain in the low back, often radiating down the leg. There are a huge number of conditions that can cause lower back and leg pain. The sacroiliac joint anatomy will give you some idea of the complexity of this condition.

Before considering lower back surgery do read this Slipped Disc symptoms Case File ... LOWER BACK SURGERY ...

Caroline van Lingen

Caroline van Lingen, 10 View Avenue, Athlone. 033-3452569. She is a member of chiropractor Pietermaritzburg.

Jane Ackerman

Jane Ackerman, 56 Groenekloof Rd, HILTON, 033-343-2549

Dr Jane is a prominent member of chiropractor Pietermaritzburg.

Greg Bissett

Greg Bisset 2 White House Centre, Main Street, Howick, 033 3305860

Dr Greg has made a great contribution to the treatment in particular of the elderly as a member of chiropractor Pietermaritzburg and Howick.

Meralgia Paresthetica and Maignes syndrome

Both of these lumbar spine conditions may radiate to the side and front of the thigh and groin... Upper leg pain is a common complaint at the Chiropractic Coalface.

Hip Dysplasia, Femero Acetabular Impingement Syndrome, Hip arthritis ...the hip is the source of a great many painful conditions with groin and upper leg pain.

Maigne's syndrome referral pattern.

Drs Caroline van Lingen, Nicci Descoins, Greg Bisset, Brad Nelson, Douglas Hawley, Jane Ackerman, Barrie Lewis.

Nutritional corner

Pietermaritzburg is blessed with a climate where you can grow fruit and vegetables that are rich in vitamin C, an essential anti-oxidant, anti-cancer, anti-infection food. If you check out the Orange Juice Facts page you won't be buying any more OJ, but squeezing your own oranges. Plant a tree in the spring. 

Find "orange juice facts" using the Site Search function in the main menu.

Perhaps surprisingly, broccoli is even richer in vitamin C than orange juice, and late summer is the time to get half a dozen plants into the garden; the pepper family too.

Start preparing a 1 cubic metre hole right now, filling it with waste from the kitchen, grass cuttings, manure and some rough twigs and branches for a Butternut patch in the spring. Growing butternut squash couldn't be easier but they are greedy feeders, one of the few vegetable sources of Omega 3 essential fatty acids, very rich in vitamin A and moderately high in vitamin C.

Butternut soup is one of my all-time favourite foods. Use that Site Search key.

  • "GROWING BUTTERNUT SQUASH" ... including a butternut soup recipe

Authentic hummus recipe

Statin drugs for the control of raised LDL cholesterol have numerous side effects. Far safer and more sensible is manage your diet correctly:

  1. Eating more foods that lower blood cholesterol
  2. Eating less of the foods that raise the noxious types of cholesterol.

Oats, Authentic hummus recipe (make it in only 4 minutes) and foods rich in phytosterols should be daily on the menu. What are PHYTOSTEROLS?

Hummus is made from chickpeas, cheaply available from the Debi Market in Northdale and the spice shop next to the Pick and Pay in central Howick.


Drs Caroline van Lingen, Helen Schlebusch, Nicci Descoins, Greg Bisset, Douglas Hawley, Jane Ackerman, Barrie Lewis

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