Find Dr Barrie Lewis, and Dr Jane Ackerman at 56 Groenekloof Road, Hilton, South Africa.
Please phone 033-343 2549
for a short, no-charge CONSULTATION if you are in doubt whether you have a "Chiropractic Condition" or not; There will be no treatment giving you space to decide when you want treatment or not.
Dr Barrie Lewis, BSc, UED, BEd, DC graduated from the National University of Health Sciences in Chicago in 1980 and has been in practice for 36 years.
Prior to that he studied at Natal and Rhodes Universities, gaining a BSc, UED and a BEd.
He practised first with his mother, Dr Unity Lewis, in Pietermaritzburg until her death, and has been working in the Netherlands since 2003, returning to Hilton in September, 2010.
His PR number is 0400 637.
Over and above the usual joint, muscle and nerve conditions that all chiropractors treat, he has a particular interest in the management of hip arthritis, groin pain and chronic sacroiliac discomfort.
Whilst hip replacement today is highly successful, untreated fixations in the pelvis can result in unresolved issues post surgery.
I wondered today whether to change that highly successful to something else; I was consulted by a man aged seventy who has had three hip replacements of the same joint; he has increasing daily pain and hobbles with a stick.
Undetected and poorly managed, hip conditions such femoro acetabular impingement syndrome, cause pain and stiffness in the groin in the young person; undiagnosed and untreated it leads inexorably on to hip arthritis.
One of his favourites is the mother of all nasty conditions;
vertigo. The world spins, and nausea and vomiting are not uncommon.
Usually an adjustment of the neck is not the solution; the Epley
manoeuvres are. Whilst they are not pleasant, they do fix the
problem and usually quite quickly.
Severe dizziness is often due to a condition in the inner ear. Eighty percent of the time it is caused by benign positional paroxysmal vertigo that responds rapidly to the Epley manoeuvres. Small crystals of calcium that have come loose from the hairs in the balance organ have to be redeposited back in a sort of rubbish bin where they belong.
Use the site search link to find more information for example on vertigo dizziness.
Increasingly, with more time on his hands, nutrition and exercise play a more important part of his practice; prevention is always better than a cure.
Dr Jane Ackerman, DC graduated from the Durban University of Technology in 2005. Together, Drs Barrie and Jane make a great team. Experience + a Twenty-first century education.
Being a mother of two small children herself, she has a particular interest in the treatment of children. Why do we hiccup?
PR 039 2367
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Monday: 7.30-10.00 and 16.00-17.30
Tuesday: 7.30-10.00 and 16.00-17.30
Wednesday: Emergencies on request, when available.
Thursday: 7.30-10.00 and 16.00-17.30
Friday: 7.30-10.00 and 16.00-17.00
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THIS IS A CASH ONLY PRACTICE
First consult at Hilton Chiropractor : R450 cash*** (50 minutes)
Subsequent: R370 cash (20 minutes)
Consult*: No charge
* You may be unsure if you have a "chiropractic condition"; you have concerns, doubts... a 15 minute, no-charge consultation may help settle your doubts. There will be no treatment.
** We have no cash machine. Cash means cash. Kontant.
First consult fee very low? INITIAL CLINICAL CONSULTATION FEE ...
If X-rays have been taken, please be sure to bring them with you. It speeds the whole process up. If they have been taken at Kauffman and partners, provided you tell us at least 24 hours ahead of time, we can view your X-rays on line.
See what useful information this X-ray provides...
What is Chiropractic?
At chiropractic Hilton streetview we treat mainly patients complaining of joint-nerve conditions like headache, carpal tunnel syndrome, rib pain, low back and leg pain, ankle and foot pain.
It's interesting though how often patients report improved menstrual function, indigestion relieved, constipation cured and even the odd infertility chiropractic! Colicky babies respond extremely well to gentle chiropractic treatment.
All this should come as no surprise - just look at the nerves supplying the organs, emanating from the spine...
The word itself is derived from two Greek words meaning done by hand; read more at what is Chiropractic?
The history of the profession is beautifully laid out in a book by Francis Wilson called Chiropractic in Europe.
ACADEMIA: The rationale for Chiropractic Therapy
Chiropractic Therapy is based on two fundamental premises:
1. Loss of movement in a joint reduces the circulation of fluid within the capsule. It's this liquid that brings fresh nutrients and oxygen to the hyaline cartilage lining the bones, and removes waste products. Loss of this normal movement (a "fixation") leads directly to immobilisation arthritis.
2. Receptors within joints are constantly detecting, measuring and controlling the movement of the bones, bombarding the spinal cord with information. Abnormal movement within the joint causes the spinal cord to fire information to the parietal lobe of the brain where pain is detected; read further at chiropractic therapy.
Whilst research shows that on average medical doctors get the correct diagnosis less than 50% of the time, we too believe that a solid attempt to make the correct diagnosis of your arm pain for example is important. We too get it wrong, I hope less than 50% of the time.
One of the causes of arm pain is the so-called Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in which both the artery and the nerves supplying the arm may be affected. The classic examination that is used is known as Adson's Test.
Very rarely, arm pain may be caused by a malignant tumour; it is only the careful, thorough examination that alerts him or her that this may be something out of the ordinary.
Whilst the normal motion of joints at the micro level is at the centre of our philosophy, movement of the whole body is equally important. We chiropractors can put a bone into motion, but it's rehabilitation and regular exercise that keeps that synovial fluid swishing through the inner parts.
The alternative is too much manipulation,
anti inflammatory drugs, too little oxygenation of the joints and
increasing degenerative immobilisation arthritis. Exercise, done faithfully on a daily basis, is what
keeps our bodies healthy and strong; couch potatoes pay the ultimate price.
This more complex exercise for the core lower back muscles, done on your bed and taking only one minute before arising in the morning, will do wonders for the chronic lower back. These are not to be done by the patient in pain.
Nutritional corner @ Chiropractor Hilton streetview
In order to have healthy hyaline cartilage, the body also needs the right substrate. Science is now pointing to the importance of omega-3 essential fatty acids and vitamin D. Try our smoked salmon dip.
Abundant living, not just your spine, is vital if you want to reach a vibrant seventy with all your marbles intact, with another good ten years to look forward to.
Our healthy living tips is certainly one of the most important, and popular, pages at chiropractic help. Here you will find all sorts of information about diverse foods such as lentils, chickpeas, butternut, green beans, and eggplant. Healthy food, made fast is our slogan at Chiropractor Hilton streetview.
Raised cholesterol is a blight on our western diet and so unnecessary. The medication, statins, are costly and have nasty side effects including impotence. Think rather about substituting fast foods with those meals known that quite naturally will lower unfriendly high blood fats
Obesity is an enormous problem at the chiropractic coalface; overweight folk have more pain in their muscles and joints, not to mention diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Of recent interest, promoted by leading academic professor Tim Noakes is the Banting diet; in total contradiction of everything you have learnt, it is based on very high fat; butter, mutton cutlets, fried bacon, and the like; and virtually zero carbohydrate.
It certainly is causing a stir, and proponents are claiming impressive losses, together with lower cholesterol and blood pressure; and better control of their diabetes.
In the navigation bar on your left you'll find a link to our modified Banting diet.
The villages of Hilton and Howick have a great many older folk enjoying retirement. It has struck me over the years how quitting your job into a hobby, or part time employment or some other activity is the way to keep happy and healthy.
The alternative is too ghastly to contemplate; drop off the edge of the planet, long before your time, of nothing more than boredom often.
Retirement sentiments is not just an attitude; it's about enjoying at least ten or more years of health after withdrawal from the formal workplace, with time and energy to achieve all those goals left until I have more time.
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