Chiropractor Bethlehem Brandfort South Africa

Chiropractor Bethlehem Brandfort. There are well-established practices in these delightful Free State towns.

Dr Reg Engelbrecht DC, 20 Thomson Street, Bethlehem. 058 3034571

Dr Renee Higgs DC, 19 Water Street, Brandfort. 051 8211297

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Map of the Free State.

Chiropractor Bloemfontein 

There are chiropractors in Bloem too... Dr Marlise Roodt. Chiropractor Bloemfontein ...

Headache Chiropractic 

Whilst headaches can occasionally be serious, the vast majority of chronic recurring headaches are caused by a problem in the upper neck for which your chiropractor is your best port of call. Consider for example this What causes headache CaseFile in which a lady was for years told her headaches were caused by arthritis of the neck. What causes headache CaseFile ...

Of course there are many causes of headache, meningitis being one of them. Headache, high temperature and a very stiff neck? Don't visit your local chiropractor, get to the emergency rooms NOW. Meningitis ...

The danger of Dual Antiinflammatory Drugs for headaches ...

"Losing one glove is certainly painful,

but nothing compared to the pain,

of losing one, throwing away the other,

and finding the first one again."

Piet Hein, Dutch poet (1905-1996)

Low back pain  @ Chiropractor Bethlehem Brandfort

There's heaps of scientific evidence now confirming that your chiropractor should be your first port of call if you have uncomplicated Low Back pain ...

What is perhaps more controversial is whether a chiropractor can help you with a severe slipped disc with radiating pain and a foot drop. But every chiropractor treats these on a regular basis, sometimes succeeding, sometimes not.

Much depends on whether you are prepared to follow your chiropractor's instructions down to the last detail. One sneeze can ruin everything, so can sitting and the greatest factor, whether you go for chiropractic or surgery is whether you are prepared to stop smoking for two months. Discs need oxygen to heal. Slipped disc ...

Slow food, made fast 

Good health is much more than having your spine-in-line. Healthy joints demand the right juices for their 'hyaline cartilage'. That's the super-smooth shiny white stuff that lines the joints. Research done at Harvard Medical School proved that a chicken bones bouillon is extremely beneficial for 'hardnekkig' arthritis.


Good joint health is also about plenty of Omega-3 oils in your diet, and limiting Omega-6 oils, read seed oils. The best way of course is fatty fish like salmon, pilchards and sardines, but they are hugely expensive far from the ocean. That means more Fish oil ... but perhaps it repeats on you. Flax seed nutrition information is an inexpensive alternative.  Grind the seeds (less than R20 /kg) rather than flax seed oil as it goes rancid very quickly. Plus the lignans in flax seeds are vital anti-cancer food.

Flax seeds.

Try making your own dips. You can rattle up our Moutabel Baba Ghannouj literally in ten minutes if you have fresh brinjals, but you need my favourite seed paste, Sesame Tahini ... much nicer than peanut butter. Make it at home in a jiffy.

Our Smoked Salmon Dip recipe is without equal. Perhaps using smoked trout. Smoked salmon dip recipe ... rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

And of course strong bones need plenty of exercise. This next page I call the most important page at Chiropractic Help ... Causes of osteoporosis ...

The saying "prevention is better than a cure" has new meaning when talking about osteroporosis. Because there is no cure! And it's better that women should assume that they will get at least osteopaenia and take the right action when still young. Like walking regularly...

Chiropractic South African pioneers 

The Chiropractic Association of South Africa was first formed more than seventy years ago by the Payne twins, Alan and Ivan. Do you have any information on other chiropractic pioneers?

South African pioneers (chiropractors) ...

De lente

It's springtime in the Free State, the frost will soon be over. It's time to think about growing green beans ...   so easy.

The first fruits of growing green beans.


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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?


A used cigarette.
  • 1 in 5 deaths - half a million Americans per year

A stroke survivor during rehabilitation.
  • Risk factors are additive: Stroke risk factors painkillers

Just one cigarette per day ...

"Even brief exposure to tobacco smoke causes immediate harm to the body."

Surgeon General

Teenager smoking a cigarette.

"Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others."

Fyodor Dostoevsky

$193 billion per year

Health care costs + lost productivity

Teenager smoking a cigarette.

"Occasional smoking or just second-hand smoke damages DNA causing cancer."

Man smoking a tobacco pipe.

"Most smokers are already well aware of their increased risk of acquiring lung cancer. Fewer people know about the patients I see every day, those with cancer of the lips, mouth, nose, throat, sinuses or larynx (where the voice box is located).

These cancers account for about 6 percent of all cancer diagnosed annually in the U.S. Ninety percent of these cancer victims can blame their illness directly on tobacco use."

Paul Donald, M.D.

Over 1,000 Americans per day die directly from smoking.

A man experiencing pain in his chest.


 - worse than cancer

A man needing supplemental oxygen to breathe.


"Tobacco smoke damages every organ in your body - not just your lungs"

Surgeon General


Comparison of a bone with osteoporosis, and that without.


Obesity + smoking = disaster

An obese person.


Chiropractic manipulation + smoking?

Will Tweety have a stroke?

Chiropractor demonstrating a chiropractic method.

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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