Chiropractor Bloemfontein
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More information concerning what Chiropractic could mean for you.

A map showing Bloemfontein and Bethlehem in South Africa where there are chiropractors.

Dr Marlise Roodt DC, Unit 6, 87 Kellner Straat, Westdene, Bloemfontein, 083 5648525

Dr Renee Higgs DC, 19 Water Straat, Brandfort, 051 8211007

Dr Stagg DC

Dr Terblanche DC

  • Chiropractic Conditions is a central page at Chiropractic Help. It provides you simply and easily with the sorts of conditions that the average chiropractor would be treating.
  • Healthy Living Tips is another vital page at Chiropractic Help. Sparkling good health is not just about having your subluxations adjusted. Our healthy living tips page gives you some insights into different foods you could and perhaps should be eating.

Cervical facet syndrome

One of the most common sources of pain in the cervical spine are the so-called facet joints; small appendages that guide the movement of the head and neck.

Because of their proximity to the foramen where the nerve emerges, injury to the facet joint can cause many referred pain patterns to the head, neck, shoulder and arm. Tennis elbow for example. For a bit of light fun, you might enjoy this CHIROPRACTIC HELP newsletter. Watch it if you are using your cellphone whilst you are behind the wheel! FRIDAY FUN HEADACHE

It's not often your Chiropractor Bloemfontein won't succeed in fixing your tennis elbow

If you are NOT a chiropractor, scroll down past this next section until you reach Chiropractic for Low Back Pain...

Low back pain

Chiropractor Bloemfontein and Brandfort

An antalgic posture indicating a postero lateral disc herniation.

There is an epidemic of low back pain world-wide currently, costing huge amounts. Part of the solution is a set of simple exercises done every morning before getting out of bed. You can download them for free from Chiropractic Tips.

If you find yourself looking like the leaning tower of Pisa periodically, with pain radiating down your leg, then it's time to start thinking about how to avoid the knife. Now, before it's too late. This antalgic posture leads unerringly to surgery if you don't do the right things. At Slipped disc rules you'll find a few suggestions.


Meralgia paresthetica is a nasty condition known as a "double crush" syndrome. A branch of the Femoral nerve is pinched in the lumbar spine and in the groin. Medicine acknowledges no proven treatment.... but chiropractors have the audacity to believe they can fix it. Perhaps not "cure" but greatly relieve at any rate.

The distribution of numbness in meralgia paresthetica.

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Arthritis in lower back

In one sense, arthritis is the natural aging of bones rather like hair turning grey. However, at the Chiropractic Coalface, we regularly find patients with advanced arthritis, far worse than expected and long before their time. Sometimes this is caused by injury; perhaps a serious car accident that whiplashes the neck, or a fall down the stairs that injures the ankle or the lower back.

In this case of arthritis in the lower back, the pain comes from a short leg (a leg length deficiency) that gave Mrs P a severe scoliosis. Had someone noticed it, and simply given her a heel lift, life could have been very different.

A heel lift, and a set of lumbar exercises, would have been better still. Whenever you consult a Chiropractor, s/he will look carefully at your posture making recommendations about ways to prevent arthritis in your lower back. The alternative? A lifetime of misery.

Arthritis is not the only condition that responds to fish oil health benefits, you also are less likely to lose your marbles... belangrijk ne? ARTHRITIS IN LOWER BACK ...

CHIROPRACTIC TIPS for some very basic low back exercises.

FISH OIL HEALTH BENEFITS it really does help arthritis.

Nutritional corner 

Freshly squeezed orange juice, including the pulp and some of the pith has been proved to be anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritis, anti-oxidant, anti-virus infection. What more can we want when medicine tastes this good? Orange juice facts ... note, that's OJ out of a box.

But the orange juice facts prove that once the processors get hold of it... it's not worth much more than a glass of water! In fact it may be worth less.

Omega 3

Far from the ocean and fatty fish, it's very difficult to get adequate omega-3 in the diet. That means more inflammation in blood vessels, muscles and joints. The best alternative is freshly ground flax seed. Cheap and easy. Flax seed nutrition information ...

Flax seeds are a rich source of omega-3.

Broccoli facts too are intriguing. Even more vitamin-C than OJ.

Peppers are they other great source of vitamin C.

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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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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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