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 26, 2019

Spinal stenosis exercise helps to keep the joints gliding smoothly.

Spinal stenosis exercise will also strengthen the core muscles.

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Jun 26, 2019

Hip arthritis is more treatable with chiropractic than first thought.

Hip arthritis occurs mainly after fifty but correction of sacroiliac fixations is extremely important in both prevention and management; as for all joints.

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Jun 22, 2019

Spinal stenosis explanation outlines how fixations cause narrowing.

Spinal stenosis explanation will tell you how your back can provoke tingling, pain and weakness in your legs and arms.

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Jun 22, 2019

Whiplash chiropractic reminds us how much pain stems from our roads.

Whiplash chiropractic is a powerful tool for managing many injuries resulting from car accidents.

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Jun 22, 2019

Chiropractic alternative medicine was founded by Daniel Palmer.

Chiropractic alternative medicine is the leading member of the CAM stable; complementary and alternative. The profession as we know it today goes back to 1895.

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Jun 20, 2019

Femoro acetabular impingement syndrome pincer is a stiff hip.

Femoro acetabular impingement syndrome pincer should be sought in every young adult suffering from sacroiliac and pelvic conditions as it proceeds to arthritis.

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Jun 20, 2019

Developmental hip dysplasia is a condition that must be caught early.

Developmental hip dysplasia often leads unerringly to a short leg and severe arthritis if not well managed.

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Jun 20, 2019

Tietzes syndrome causes pain and tenderness over the sternum and ribs.

Tietzes syndrome is one cause of chest pain; breastbone ache may be confused with a heart attack.

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Jun 19, 2019

Slipped disc diary is a tongue in cheek account of what can happen.

Slipped disc diary looks at the inner workings of the lower back when things go awry.

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Jun 18, 2019

CHIROPRACTOR North Coast is where you can find doctors able to help.

CHIROPRACTOR North Coast is where treatment is available should you live or be on holiday in this dreamland; a World Heritage site.

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Jun 18, 2019

Chiropractor Milnerton Tableview helps you find your local DC in CT.

Chiropractor Milnerton Tableview asks if spinal manipulation could help your problem shoulder or lower back?.

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Jun 15, 2019

CHIROPRACTOR Blackheath Blairgowrie CraighallPark PierneefPark Randbur

CHIROPRACTOR Blackheath Blairgowrie CraighallPark PierneefPark Randburg help you to find your local DC.

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Jun 14, 2019

Active rehabilitation enables you to escape life-long disability.

Active rehabilitation means accepting that the problem will return; how soon is determined by your commitment to exercise and common sense when lifting..

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Jun 14, 2019

Lower back pain is readily managed with exercise and chiropractic.

Lower back pain is a very costly malady and the most common complaint heard in our clinics, often radiating down the leg.

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Jun 13, 2019

Chiropractor George Knysna PlettenbergBay helps you find a DC.

Chiropractor George Knysna PlettenbergBay is for you if you are living or travelling on the Garden Route of South Africa.

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Jun 13, 2019

CHIROPRACTOR Midrand Randburg Sandton helps you find a DC.

CHIROPRACTOR Midrand Randburg Sandton means there is sure to be a registered doctor near you in Johannesburg.

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Jun 12, 2019

Chiropractor Port Elizabeth helps you find a DC.

Chiropractor Port Elizabeth is well placed to treat your joint problems and many other conditions such as infantile colic.

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Jun 11, 2019

Femoral nerve case file has severe pain in the front of the thigh.

Femoral nerve case file occurs more commonly in the older patient with lumbar facet degeneration. A cure doesn't exist and you must exercise daily like you brush your teeth if you want to escape surgery.

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Jun 11, 2019

Neck, shoulder and collarbone

In November of '18 I woke up with my neck (left side) in such pain I had to use both hands to support my head, my girlfriend had to pull me up by my elbow

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Jun 11, 2019

Shin splints is a painful condition of the inner lower leg.

Shin splints can cause much anguish to the athlete, dancer and even ordinary people who just like to work out.

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Jun 11, 2019

Olive bread recipe is a delicious Greek way to enjoy lunch.

Olive bread recipe also describes a pate and a feta dip for your daily loaf but using 100% wholemeal flour.

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Jun 11, 2019

Chiropractor Johannesburg has a list of your local DCs.

Chiropractor Johannesburg caters for people suffering from headaches, back pain, slipped discs, sore shoulders, even colicky babies and much more.

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Jun 11, 2019

Lumbar spondylosis casefile is complex with back, groin and thigh pain

Lumbar Spondylosis CaseFile comes from arthritis in the spine often accompanied by hip stiffness.

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Jun 10, 2019

Fish oil promotes better health including arthritis and dyslexia.

Fish oil has been proved to lower cholesterol levels and helps prevent diseases as diverse as attention deficit, Parkinsons and Alzheimers.

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Jun 10, 2019

Fish oil health benefits enjoyed by making your own bouillon at home.

Fish oil health benefits are vast, diverse and delicious. Whether it's Parkinson's or heart disease, or just arthritis they are limitless, and the finest soup.

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Jun 09, 2019

Failed back surgery is a term coined by medicine itself, not a DC.

Failed back surgery comes about sometimes because patients gain the impression they are cured and no longer need to exercise and use retraint when it comes to heavy lifting.

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Jun 09, 2019

Chiropractor Bloemfontein helps find a DC in this South African town.

Chiropractor Bloemfontein for more information concerning what manipulation, exercise and good nutrition could mean for you.

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Jun 08, 2019

Causes of osteoporosis should be the concern of every young woman.

Causes of osteoporosis are mostly to be found in your lifestyle which means you can do plenty to prevent it.

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Jun 07, 2019

CHIROPRACTOR LouisTrichardt Polokwane Tzaneen Warmbaths; find a DC.

CHIROPRACTOR LouisTrichardt Polokwane Tzaneen Warmbaths means there's help for your aches and pains.

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Jun 07, 2019

CHIROPRACTOR HydePark Morningside Parkmore Sandton Wendywood Find a DC

CHIROPRACTOR HydePark Morningside Parkmore Sandton Wendywood means help for your pain is at hand.

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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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