Find a list of the chiropractors in this charming east coast city of South Africa. Also, you can expect to find information about the sorts of conditions that chiropractors treat on a daily basis.
We are a broad based profession now with continuing education taking even the older chiropractors into new fields. The principles that hold for spinal health are equally applicable to the shoulder or ankle, only the large spinal nerves are not directly affected.
Sports chiropractic is growing world wide with many going to the World Games, the Olympics and the rugby match around the corner.
There is strong interest in treating infants with colic since research shows that many of their crying fits are related to pain, including in the spine; they generally respond very quickly.
The pelvis is another area of interest with a large body of research proving the arthritis in the elderly is not just wear and tear; they are many syndromes of the hip which, recognised and treated early, need not lead on unerringly to a full joint replacement in later life. Prevention and a timeous diagnosis are the keys.
Another is a particularly nasty affliction called vertigo; the world spins and nausea and vomiting are not uncommon. The Epley manoeuvres, not Stemetil, are the proven treatment of choice.
Chiropractor East London contains a list of the DCs and the conditions they treat.
Anti inflammatory drugs certainly have a place in the health care regimen. There are many dangers associated with the chronic, regular use of them however; it's known as iatrogenic disease and a concern for both medical doctor and chiropractor East London.
Whilst chiropractors are not against the mindful use of many medicines, in fact we at chiropractor East London encourage it, so many people literally die from a stomach bleed from anti inflammatory drugs; over 12 000 in one year in the USA alone.
We advise caution in the use of these medications; and dual anti inflammatory drugs are especially dangerous. Absolutely do not take aspirin and brufin simultaneously.
The key signs and symptoms are a black stool and stomach pain with medication. A bleeding ulcer is not uncommon from long term use of these drugs.
Just yesterday I had a distraught patient who went in two weeks ago for a routine annual mammogram; she's now booked for a double mastectomy. What is the cause, you may well ask? Her doctor prescribed hormones for the menopause, assuring her there was no danger. Worse, she's a nurse.
We fully acknowledge that chiropractic iatrogenic illness occurs too. Whilst a stroke after cervical manipulation is extremely rare, it does happen. Research reveals that it happens after roughly one in six million adjustments of the upper neck.
An average chiropractor might give one or two hundred thousand such treatments in a life time.
However, not many chiropractors have not broken a rib or two; that fortunately is entirely self limiting, but painful at the time. It's also not a reason for the elderly to eschew manipulative treatment; we use different techniques and less force.
The older person suffers from all the sciaticas and even more femoral nerve lesions causing pain down the leg that the middle aged experience; the chiropractic adjustment remains a very effective, pain free treatment for such conditions; a continuing set of exercises are vital to prevent reoccurrence.
Neck pain anatomy is for those who really want to know more about the structures in the cervical spine that may be causing so much grief. Your chiropractor East London spent two semesters in the gross anatomy lab dissecting a human cadaver.
Neck pain anatomy is a subject that concerns those at chiropractor East London on a daily basis. Whether it's headaches, or a torticollis, or radiating tingling and pain in hands and arms, this is a vital subject for every DC, and for you too.
"Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need."
Candide Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
Sacroiliac joint treatment within the pelvis, the hips and SI joints is all about the cause and relief of much pain and suffering. Read here more about the structures from the chiropractor East London perspective.
Chiropractic is a career to consider.
Having been a chiropractor for 35 years, I have to say there can be few more rewarding professions. I love my work. Having said that, every back is unique and a challenge. That's what makes it so interesting.
Are you fascinated by health? Are you prepared to work hard, be conscientious and want to help people in pain? Are you prepared to pay the price; a 6 year post school education? Yes, you will graduate a doctor of chiropractic, esteemed and recognised in your community.
Financially you will be well rewarded, but you will have to earn every cent. Spines are a challenge and chiropractic is not a profession for the faint-hearted. For myself, I'm supremely glad I made the choice. At the end of every day, I am mentally weary, but never bored. You too can enjoy this wonderful career.
There are two university level degrees available, in Johannesburg and Durban. Competition is tough to gain access to the courses.
Grays anatomy is a remarkable book.
Dr Henry Gray, the anatomist, was a person far ahead of his time. An amazing man, a giant in the landscape, he contributed so much in his short life.
An inspiration to medical doctor and chiropractor alike, you too can share in Grays Anatomy. Find out more about your body.