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.

Jun 19, 2018

Chiropractor cracked my ribs. Is this a mistake what she did?

I have piriformis syndrome. I saw a Chiropractor yesterday. As I was laying on my stomach she pushed down on my back but, not in the center. When she pushed

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Jun 18, 2018

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 befits including stronger bones and better digestion.

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Jun 17, 2018

Adsons test is part of the examination of tingling in the arm.

Adsons test is especially when the paresthesias get worse when your raise your hands above your head as in hanging the washing or changing a lightbulb.

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Jun 15, 2018

Low back and left hip pain occasional with burning in front left upper thigh

You tell of this fist extension therapy but what is it and will my chiropractor know what it is? Ask him to contact me, but in fact it's probably not

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Jun 15, 2018

Hip and groin pain after a fall on the knee five months ago

I have terrible pain in my groin and hip. I fell to my knees in January due to having pneumonia, when I was able to get out of bed. I had pain in my groin,

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Jun 10, 2018

Vegan weight loss is an easier way to lose 10 to 20 pounds.

Vegan weight loss is safe only if carefully and scientifically followed as serious deficiencies are possible.

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Jun 10, 2018

Symptoms of whiplash are quite individual as every accident is unique.

Symptoms of whiplash describes the plethora of signs and symptoms that may occur and the need for careful management to prevent or reduce the inevitable arthritis that ensues.

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Jun 09, 2018

Infertility chiropractic looks at some of the causes of barrenness.

Infertility chiropractic gives some tips for the couple who are battling to fall pregnant.

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Jun 09, 2018

Perthes disease pleads never ignore groin and thigh stabs from a child

Perthes disease is a serious condition of both boys and girls, characterised by discomfort in the upper leg and a limp. Don't let someone tell you that it is growing pains before a proper assessment has been made.

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Jun 09, 2018

Lentil protein is a cheap and easy to prepare source of amino acids.

Lentil protein is about the dense content of this delicious healthy vegen food. Soaking and rinsing helps remove the anti-nutrients like phytic acid.

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Jun 08, 2018

Tomato soup recipe is a delicious way to get the necessary lycopene.

Tomato soup recipe is about healthy food for the prostate gland but really for the whole body too.

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Jun 07, 2018

Varicose veins in legs mostly are just unsightly and nothing more.

Varicose veins in legs but what are the risk factors of developing an ulcer?

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Jun 07, 2018

Tired all the time syndrome is described as an exhaustion epidemic.

Tired all the time syndrome is complex but an iron deficiency due to a lousy diet is a major factor.

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Jun 03, 2018

What should I do?

I was carrying totes up the stairs today, when I stepped on one of the stairs and then my ankle turned to its side and I heard a cracking or popping noise

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Jun 03, 2018

LBP with upper thigh pain from WHAT TYPE OF Femoral Nerve damage?

For the last 5 months I have been in pain, it started with LBP on the right side and then I developed the Upper Thigh Pain (right leg) which is getting

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Jun 03, 2018

Pain in the neck that extends to the shoulder

I have been having this pain now for the past six months after a fall on my stairway and I took the impart on my upper back right side. The pain is usually

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Jun 03, 2018

Ten Rib Subluxations! Help!

May 31, 2018 To Whom it May Concern: Without your amazing work and website, I would be lost. I have ten ribs in subluxations, and two lateral breaks

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Jun 02, 2018

Quick content idea for [insert website name] worth a look

Hi, how are you? Here’s for hoping your day’s going splendidly! I’m Dr. Brent Wells. I think I may have an original content idea you’d love to share

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Jun 02, 2018

What is cumin but a spice rich in phytosterols and flavour?

What is cumin I hear you asking; a Middle Eastern condiment which I love in our authentic hummus recipe and chicken dishes.

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Jun 02, 2018

Apple diet is one way to lower cholesterol and improve lung function.

Apple diet shows you the benefits of this not so humble fruit; the pectin is a resistant starch that isn't digested in the small intestine so it doesn't raise blood glucose like a potato would. Instead it is fermented in the colon making for a happy bowel.

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Jun 02, 2018

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

Healthy living tips is primarily about the virtues of good food and drink, and more exercise so that retirement can be a pleasure instead of an endless list of pills and doctors' consultations.

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May 31, 2018

Severe coccyx pain after a fall on the stair edge

Fell hard directly onto tailbone on stair edge. Immediately wanted to vomit. Iced immediately and every few hours. Putting pressure onto tailbone is very

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May 31, 2018

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

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

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May 31, 2018

Leg pain has a 101 causes so a careful examination is paramount.

Leg pain is an every day complaint heard in the chiropractic clinic; it is not always a pinched nerve obviously.

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May 30, 2018

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 and that is vital.

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May 12, 2018

Pain on left side near rhomboid

I recently had an MRI of my thoracic spine and left shoulder, and aside from bursitis under the shoulder blade and cysts, there was nothing that stood

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May 12, 2018

Severe Sharp Pains after Chiropractic Appointment

I had an appointment with a new chiropractor nine days ago which I made due to sharp pains on my upper right butt. I do not know what was done to me after

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May 03, 2018

Pain in pubic bone

When I take a step I have pain in my pubic bone area. It's a sharp pain and will take your breath and feels like you fall straddling a fence. Each time

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May 03, 2018

Initial Feedback

Hi Chiropractic-Help! Just reading the first article I have seen in your publication. Very well done! Very thorough and well written. Only problem I

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May 03, 2018

Tailbone and nerve pain discomfort from direct fall with a constant urge to pee

Crashed a gas golf cart going around 30 mph. Flipped out and landed directly on my lower back and tailbone. I have urge to pee at times and feel as if

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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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