Questions to ask your Chiropractor

Whether you’ve been reaping the benefits of receiving chiropractic treatment for a while now, or whether you’re a newbie to the world of chiropractic, there are a few questions that you should always endeavour to ask your chiropractor. We take a look at four of these important questions below.

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Prevention of injuries month

December Prevention of Injuries Month in South Africa and a time to focus on how we can go about safeguarding our health and wellbeing. Injuries to the neck and/or spine can lead to chronic pain, and the reality is yet so many of these injuries are easily preventable. Here’s what you need to know.

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International student day

Here at CASA, we are passionate about encouraging curious young minds to enter and explore the world of chiropractic care. Because of this, we are enthusiastic celebrators of International Student Day, held on the 17th of November each year.

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Chronic lower back pain and hip pain: is there a connection?

Over the years, countless chiropractors and clinicians have taken note of the fact that many of their patients, particularly those over the age of 50, who are suffering from chronic lower back pain are also suffering from persistent hip pain. Is there a connection between the two? If so, what is it? We investigate below.

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The effects of regular exercise on cognitive function

As we age, there is often a substantial reduction in both physical and cognitive functioning, which consequentially threatens one’s independence and quality of life. New research has uncovered a link between regular exercise and an improvement in cognitive performance amongst the elderly.

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Can neural tissue management help treat chronic musculoskeletal pain?

Sufferers of chronic musculoskeletal pain may have a new light at the end of the tunnel in the form of neural tissue management (NTM), according to new research. Recent studies have shown that enhanced long-term relief of the condition is possible when NTM forms a part of a patient’s treatment plan. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Lower back pain

Lower back pain is the leading cause for years lived with disability worldwide! This is largely because lower back pain very often becomes chronic or recurrent. In fact up to 34% of lower back pain cases will persist and become chronic, and 60% of lower back pain is recurring.

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Chiropractic care & migraines

Headaches are one of the most common conditions that chiropractors see, with the vast majority being Tension-type, and these are most often successfully treated with massage, dry needling, spinal manipulation, stretching and posture correction.

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What is it that actually hurts in your back?

Back pain, both upper and lower, is an incredibly common complaint, in fact it is one of the most common reasons for people missing work. Lower back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide.

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