Back pain - Costochondritis - Chiropractor Centurion
The definition of costochondritis is an inflammatory process of 1 or more costochondral cartilages that causes localozed tenderness and pain in the anterior chest wall. The costochondral cartilages is basically the cartilage between the ribs and the sternum(chest bone). This condition occurs in 4% of the population and normally it occurs more in females than in males. Dr Gert Ferreira a chiropractor in Centurion will explain more.History and symptoms:
Moderate to severe anterior chest wall...
Back pain - Postural syndrome - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion
The next and last part of the series on mid back pain is on Postural syndrome and Dr Gert Ferreira a chiropractor in Centurion will be discussing this condition. This can be defined as chronic neck, back and arm pain secondary to postural fatigue of muscles in the shoulder girdle, anterior spine and prevertebral fascia. This Postural syndrome can also be called, student syndrome or text neck.Slumping of the head forward with rounding of the shoulders will increase the curvature in the mid back a...
Muscles causing mid back pain - Trapezius - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion
The first installment of the blog series of the muscles causing mid back pain is Trapezius muscle. This muscle is one of the most treated muscles in my chiropractic practice. Questions like, 'Can a Chiropractor treat this muscle?' these will all be answered in this blog.Anatomy:
The Trapezius muscle is attached to the base of the skull (External occipital protuberance) and parts of the neck (medial side of superior nuchal line and spinious process of C7-T12). The muscle inserts onto the later...
What Does it take to become a Chiropractor
Many people ask me what it takes to become a Chiropractor. How many years of studying? Where do you study? Do you have to study something else before? These kinds of questions I get asked a lot, and its not dumb questions at all.As a local born and bred kid from Centurion, I also had all these questions when I first started doing research on what to study etc.
So I went to my local Chiropractor near me with all these questions in mind. So the Chiropractor in Centurion ...
An introduction to Compression therapy
Compression therapy is a treatment that involves techniques of dynamic compression where gentle pressure is placed on the lower limbs to enhance blood flow. Compression therapy, therefore, enhances recovery and rehab. Other effects of the treatment are decreased swelling, pain and improve recovery time: There are many research articles that support this type of treatment:A study indicating how dynamic compression can enhance the pressure to pain threshold in the recovery of elite athletes:
Chiropractic is one of the safest forms of health careChiropractic Safety
This is most of the time a controversial issue, but in my opinion it is not controversial. Is Chiropractic care truly safe?
Chiropractic is one of the safest forms of health care. The American Chiropractic Association stated:
"The rare type of stroke - the vertebral artery dissection - has been associated with many common place activities such as talking on the phone, swimming, star-gazing, overhead work...