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.

Feb 16, 2019

Attention deficit Bernie relates how I have suffered from this malady.

Attention deficit Bernie expresses alarm that today he would certainly have been treated as a child with mind altering Ritalin.

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Feb 14, 2019

Healthy living tips are the simple things enabling us to enjoy life.

Healthy living tips is primarily about the virtues of good food, and more exercise, to avoid a retirement that becomes an endless ordeal of pills and doctors.

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Feb 10, 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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Feb 10, 2019

Education chiropractic is to be found on six continents.

Education chiropractic varies considerably around the world but mostly its status is on a par with medical training. Only Antartica remains out in the cold without a university level facillity..

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Feb 10, 2019

Why chiropractic help is because after 49 years I've learned a little.

Why chiropractic help was started because my four decades of practice have taught me that treatment sometimes fails not because of inadequate care but as the patient doesn't understand what's going on.

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Feb 09, 2019

Chiropractic conditions covers some options to your painful joints.

Chiropractic conditions is a navigation page to the complaints commonly treated; it is obviously not all inclusive.

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Feb 09, 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 fatty acids. Did you know that scientific research indicates that it is more effective than HRT in the management of menopause with none of the nasty side effects?

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Feb 08, 2019

Varicose veins and herbs is the treatment of choice for an ankle ulcer

Varicose veins and herbs offers another solution to skin erosions which respond to a mixture of honey and phytosterols.

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Feb 08, 2019

What causes headache is a question oft heard in the clinic.

What causes headache is not easy to answer as there are multiple precipitating factors including some that have nothing to do with a chiropractic subluxation.

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Feb 08, 2019

Best calcium for osteoporosis is from your diet and not a bottle.

Best calcium for osteoporosis is found in real foods like hummus, pilchard fish cakes, tofu and freshly pressed citrus drinks. Fermented dairy products like kefir too have many benefits including stronger bones and better digestion.

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Feb 08, 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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Feb 05, 2019

Anti inflammatory chili helps protect the well-being of your joints.

Anti inflammatory chili enables you to spice up your food as some like it hot but most prefer the milder peppers like jalapenos.

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Feb 05, 2019

Eggplant recipes help you enjoy this excellent cholesterol stopper.

Eggplant recipes decribes a few simple ways of cooking this delicious vegetable noted for lowering cholesterol.

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Feb 02, 2019

Food and Inflammation are undeniably connected to chiropractic.

Food and inflammation looks to the phytochemicals in fruit and salads and to increase our omega-3 fatty acids and other antioxidants.

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Feb 01, 2019

South African Pioneers of the chiropractic profession.

South African Pioneers describes the early doctors who paved the way for today's vibrant profession.

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Jan 31, 2019

Olive oil benefits covers the gods' gift to mankind.

Olive oil benefits gives you some useful tips into the whys and wherefores of this Mediterranean fruit, and the reason it's such an important anti-inflammatory food; that's central to pain management in wholistic chiropractic practice.

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Jan 31, 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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Jan 31, 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.

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Jan 29, 2019

Get off statins safely because it really can be done.

Get off statins because they have nasty side effects including impotence.

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Jan 27, 2019

Growing green beans is one of the best ways to reduce animal protein.

Growing green beans is essential with all the research about breast and prostate metstatic disease; think legumes.

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Jan 27, 2019

Glucosamine chondroitin sulphate questions whether they help?

Glucosamine chondroitin sulphate are natural supplements often prescribed for arthritis.

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Jan 26, 2019

Olive garden salad recipe is simple and quick to prepare.

Olive garden salad recipe is a traditional Greek appetiser, healthy and delicious; it's central to the much acclaimed Mediterranean diet.

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Jan 26, 2019

Sesame tahini is an oil seed paste used in hummus and many dishes.

Sesame tahini is in our opinion much nicer than peanut butter but with a similar consistency; it's rich in lignans and some omega-3.

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Jan 24, 2019

Shoulder pain can be a great affliction disturbing sleep patterns.

Shoulder pain is frequently connected to a condition in the neck or the first rib which disturb the nerve and sometimes blood supply to the joint.

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Jan 24, 2019

Frozen shoulder causes and chiropractic treatment gives our protocol.

Frozen shoulder causes and chiropractic treatment we believe has much to do with a first rib or lower cervical subluxation.

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Jan 22, 2019

Ways to cook salmon starts with what's in fatty fish and why we eat it

Ways to cook salmon is vital for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and arthritis because it's a rich source of omega-3. Also important is the vitamin B6, so important in preventing frailty developing.

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Jan 22, 2019

How to make mulberry jam with one hour to pick and another to cook.

How to make mulberry jam for 11 bottles of the most delicious, nutritious preserves, full of antioxidants for your well-being but admittedly 2 tsp of sugar per slice of bread.

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Jan 22, 2019

Disturbing letters from readers make for understanding of the issues .

Disturbing letters suggest that all is not well in the state of Denmark, figuratively speaking, of course.

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Jan 22, 2019

Femoro acetabular impingement syndrome causes stiffness in young hips

Femoro acetabular impingement syndrome becomes prematurely arthritic if neglected; the loss of range of motion is not usually detected unless your chiropractor specifically checks for it; a simple set of exercises is part of the solution.

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Jan 22, 2019

Various numbness following Cam FAI surgery

Hello, I’m 50yo, male, in good health, good weight, good mobility. I had right hip arthroscopy last July 2018 for cam FAI, cleanup and smoothing of femoral

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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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