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November 01, 2019 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #53: No short cuts to better health

September 27, 2019 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #52: Needs an adjustment

March 28, 2018 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #51: Elective surgery in the elderly

May 07, 2017 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #50: Make time for breakfast

February 06, 2017 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #49: Consulting a locum

September 06, 2016 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #48: Hips and the sacroiliac joints

June 27, 2016 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #47: Life without medication

April 28, 2016 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #46: Lower backs and ankles

April 15, 2016 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #45: Tingling, weakness and malaise

January 16, 2016 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #44: Applying general chiropractic principles

April 23, 2015 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #43: Art science chiropractic

January 19, 2015 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #42: Tum Sleeping

November 29, 2014 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #41: Adult Potty Training

September 28, 2014 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #40: Ominous Lumbar Signs

June 04, 2014 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #39: Swapping Chiropractors

March 21, 2014 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #38: Making a correct diagnosis

December 29, 2013 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #37: Have your wisdom teeth out in the chair

September 29, 2013 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #36: X-rays Are they reliable?

August 02, 2013 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #35: Chiropractic and horses

August 01, 2013 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #35: Chiropractic and horses

May 23, 2013 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #34: Popping your own neck

March 21, 2013 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #33: Bed rest for lower back pain

January 27, 2013 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #32: Rib pain

November 25, 2012 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #31: Low back and groin pain

June 17, 2012 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #30: Arthritis pain in knee

April 21, 2012 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #29: Light Headed Dizzy








April 15, 2011 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #22: Membership drive

April 04, 2011 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #21: Neck Arm Pain

February 23, 2011 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #20: Fifty percent less pain

December 23, 2010 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #19: Retirement Plans

October 05, 2010 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #18: Shoulder pain

August 15, 2010 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #17: Facial pain and Migraine

July 15, 2010 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #16: Obesity in the Chiropractic clinic

June 15, 2010 -- CHIROPRACTIC HELP #15: Breastbone-pain

April 10, 2010 -- Chiropractic Help, Issue #14 - Hip-and-Groin-pain

March 11, 2010 -- Chiropractic Help, Issue #13 - Lumbar Facet Syndrome

January 28, 2010 -- Chiropractic Help, Issue #12 - Baby Colic Cures

December 07, 2009 -- Chiropractic Help, Issue #11 - Groin and thigh pain

July 10, 2009 -- Chiropractic Help, Issue #10 - Friday Fun: Stones in my Clog /Tsatziki

June 15, 2009 -- Chiropractic Help, Issue #08 - Lumbar-Stenosis

May 22, 2009 -- Chiropractic Help, Issue #09 - Friday-Fun: Headache!

March 03, 2009 -- Chiropractic Help, Issue #06 - Root-of-all-Healing

February 03, 2009 -- Chiropractic Help, Issue #05 - Safety-on-the-Stairs

December 26, 2008 -- Chiropractic Help, Issue #05 - Safety-in-the-home

December 08, 2008 -- Chiropractic Help, Issue #04 - Whiplash-and-the-Joints-of-Luschka

November 01, 2008 -- Chiropractic Help, Issue #03 - How to stop falling.

August 24, 2008 -- Chiropractic Help, Issue #01 - Tingling the arms and hands

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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.

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Interesting questions from visitors

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