Chiropractic Help Blog

This keeps you up to date with what's happening at Chiropractic-Help.com, the site where lay people can find out what Chiropractic can mean for them.

As far as possible we try to keep it research based, rather than opinion. I scour the medical and chiropractic research journals regularly.

Apr 14, 2019

Banting diet modified by including legumes along with animal protein.

Banting diet modified forbids your high GI starches but not the healthy carbohydrate.

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Apr 14, 2019

Banting diet really does work but there are a lot of questions.

Banting diet oddly may lower your blood cholesterol despite being a high saturated fat meal plan. It will certainly improve insulin resistance which is vital.

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Apr 14, 2019

Rebound headache is caused by overuse of pain medication.

Rebound headache is defined by symptoms for at least fourteen days a month with frequent analgesic use.

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Apr 14, 2019

Free weight loss programs is how to lose that excess resolutely.

Free weight loss programs are about simpler ways to get that extra flab off permanently.

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Apr 13, 2019

Tietzes syndrome

I have a small hard swelling between my breasts just as the picture shows. It is not painful. I noticed it when I suffered from a bad cough which lasted

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Apr 13, 2019

Tietzes syndrome

I have a small hard swelling between my breasts just as the picture shows. It is not painful. I noticed it when I suffered from a bad cough which lasted

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Apr 12, 2019

Vertigo dizziness can turn you upside down but there is a DC solution

Vertigo dizziness is an extremely distressing syndrome but chiropractic manipulation should only be used with the greatest discretion.

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Apr 12, 2019

Olive Oil

What brand is a good one in the US for extra virgin cold pressed olive oil? How can I know if it's good and contains oleocanthal? I'm afraid I have no

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Apr 12, 2019

Good reads are fun books about chiropractic and greater well-being.

Good reads about the role of manipulation in medicine are hard to find but Bernard Preston is one of my favourites.

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Apr 11, 2019

Pickling olives is dead easy but use a good quality brown vinegar.

Pickling olives not only preserves them but also enhances the flavour umpteen times; consider using just brine.

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Apr 11, 2019

Artificial sweetener side effects include glucose intolerance and DM.

Artificial sweetener side effects is reluctant to give chiropractic endorsement to any added chemicals to the diet.

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Apr 10, 2019

Sacroiliac joint case file for info on chiropractic care of leg pain.

Sacroiliac joint case file gives an unusual lumbar and lower limb condition of a woman after a total hip replacement.

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Apr 10, 2019

Avocado benefits include the best monounsaturate fat and antioxidants.

Avocado benefits are the delicious flavour and they are loaded with phytochemicals good for the prostate which is always important in chiropractic practice.

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Apr 10, 2019

Olive garden nutrition parades the virtues of this humble fruit.

Olive garden nutrition provides factual information about why the monounsaturated oil in the Mediterranean diet is so beneficial particularly for nerves and joints.

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Apr 09, 2019

Olive pate is so easy to throw together; delicious brain food.

Olive pate is surely the simplest of all condiments to make and with its piquant flavour certainly one of the best.

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Apr 08, 2019

Heart stroke diabetes explains how we can reduce the risk by a half.

Heart stroke diabetes is about responsibility for our own wellness; otherwise where are you planning to live?

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Apr 07, 2019

Chiropractic tips is about small things that make for well-being.

Chiropractic tips are useful for any and everybody whether or not you are a patient.

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Apr 07, 2019

Dips made with cream cheese is about making tasty sauces.

Dips made with cream cheese is about delicious recipes made with eggplant, garbanzos, cucumber and other nourishing foods.

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Mar 31, 2019

Flax seed nutrition information suggests omega 3 before Ritalin.

Flax seed nutrition information and fatty fish are the two most important sources of these very important fats; more effective than HRT in the management of menopause.

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Mar 31, 2019

Interesting facts about strawberries include anti inflammation.

Interesting facts about strawberries are delicious, proven prevention of malignant disease, arthritis, blindness and heart illness.

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Mar 30, 2019

Recipe basil pesto is about making an olive oil and pinenuts dish.

Recipe basil pesto is from the herb that grows like a weed and you can rustle up this delicious condiment in just minutes; it's rich in magnesium for joints.

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Mar 30, 2019

Electric flour mill is only for those who are serious about bread.

Electric flour mill is very cost effective if you use it regularly for baking your 100 percent stone ground meal for the real loaf.

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Mar 29, 2019

Are phytates bad is often debated in regard to mineral absorption.

Are phytates bad or good? They're like the nutrients in all whole nourishment; mostly the balance of nature is better than that of food companies.

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Mar 29, 2019

Does flour go bad is an important question; have you an answer?

Does flour go bad? Yes, it certainly does though keeping it in the freezer gives some protection against the effect of oxygen and bugs.

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Mar 29, 2019

Healthy flour is really only to be had if you grind your own wheat.

Healthy flour is a highly perishable product because of the sensitive nature of substances like vitamin E and omega 3.

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Mar 27, 2019

What are phytosterols but plant compound that lower cholesterol.

What are phytosterols like the common member of the complex, beta sitosterol, which is richly found in avocados? It's important in preventing prostatis.

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Mar 26, 2019

Chiropractic answers tries to give direction to your questions.

Chiropractic answers seeks to provide fresh direction when a problem seems insoluble and you know you're going nowhere.

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Mar 26, 2019

Gouty tophi are painful so don't let this nasty condition go untreated

Gouty tophi are the result of a neglected but readily treatable disease.

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Mar 26, 2019

Hyaline cartilage is the vital substance lining your joints.

Hyaline cartilage is vulnerable because it has no blood supply of its own and it totally dependent on fresh synovial fluid for its supply of nutrients.

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Mar 25, 2019

Ankle exercises are vital if you want your leg to be strong again.

Ankle exercises are the key to a healthy limb after an injury.

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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.



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Interesting questions from visitors

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