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Chiropractic?

Should you see a chiropractor? We are quite often asked this question and the answer is tricky... Healthcare as it is practised in South Africa, and most of the so-called "western world", is based on science, meaning that the methods and treatments used have been shown to be effective. Proven to be effective. In reputable [...]

By |2018-02-12T13:30:45+00:00February 12th, 2018|Back Pain, Features|0 Comments

Back surgery, surely not!?

Back surgery is quite controversial and the key question is when to operate... These are generally seen as good reasons for back surgery: Compressed nerves - when the nerves to the leg are squeezed/pinched/compressed, permanent damage can result, causing weakness and even paralysis, as well as incontinence. Surgery can relieve the pressure and save the [...]

By |2018-02-12T12:27:06+00:00February 12th, 2018|Back Pain|0 Comments

Back Pain: Need to Know

Everyone gets back pain. Well, almost everyone: some 90% of people experience back pain at some stage in their lives, and half of working-age adults have some back pain in any given year. That is a lot of back pain! (For clarity we are discussing lower back pain or lumbago.) What causes back pain? This [...]

By |2018-02-02T10:36:44+00:00February 2nd, 2018|Back Pain, Features|0 Comments