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Dr Warrick Botha Chiropractor
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Experty seems like a great idea for those of us selling their time.
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Control Pain and Inflammation with these 10 dietary and lifestyle tips:
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Reduce Lower Back Pain by loosening your pelvis in 4 easy steps, here's how:
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The pelvis is a major cause of backache where the pelvic bones meet the spine at the Sacroiliac joints. Stretching the soft tissues and mobilising the joints around the hip can help reduce back and pelvic pain.
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1. Lie on your back, and without lifting your lower back off the floor, flex your knees and hips upwards, crossing your right ankle over your left knee. Interlock your fingers behind your left knee and pull your left left leg towards your chest. Feel a good stretch in your right buttock or outer hip. Hold for 30secs and repeat with the other leg.
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2. Lie on your back, and without lifting your lower back off the floor, flex your knees towards your armpits, either by grabbing the arches of your feet, as indicated, or by pulling on the lower front part of your knee. Feel a comfortable stretch in your glutes, lower back or front of your hip, hold for 30secs.
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3. Sit upright on the floor (no forward slouching) with knees bent and the soles of your feet together. Hold your ankles to keep them stable and allow your knees to drop toward the floor at your sides. Feel a comfortable stretch in your inner thighs or groin, and hold for 30secs.
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4. Get on all fours with some type of cushioning between your knees and the floor. Rest your upper body over your elbows, which are placed on the floor, under your chest, about shoulder width apart. Spread your knees apart until you feel a comfortable stretch in your inner thighs or groin, while keeping you feet in line with your knees and in contact with the floor at all times. Hold for 30secs

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This video is about spinal manipulation. If you think it is unsafe, painful, or have no idea what spinal manipulation is, please watch this video closely
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Are you at a computer all day and suffer from upper back and neck pain from bad posture ?
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Thats @align-yourself for this info.
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Try this simple exercise with a foam roller each evening after work to reverse the the forward flexed terrible posture your’ve had all day at your computer. Wipe the slate clean each evening and you’ll be able to cope far better with the stress and strain of the following day.
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Instead of doing the traditional shifting of the foam roller up and down your back, turn it longways, and lie with your spine directly along the length of the roller. Bend your knees and place your feet on the floor for support. Now fully extend your arms out to the side while trying to place the back of the hands on the floor.
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This stretch not only straightens up your spine in the upper back area which has been bent forward all day, but also stretches your chest (Pectoral) muscles, which become very tight from daily forward flexed computer posture. This stretch helps reverse that rounder back and shoulder (hunchback) posture that develops over many years of incorrect posture stress.
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Hold this position for 3-5mins.
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What exactly is a disc bulge (slipped disc) ?
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The intervertebral discs are fibrocartilage balloons that sit in between each spinal vertebral bone and help the body cope with weight bearing by acting as shock absorbers.
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A “Slipped Disc” is a layman term to describe excess pressure through the disc, which causes it to bulge into a position that its not supposed to be, usually backwards into the spinal nerves.
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Symptoms of a disc bulge include spinal pain and muscle spasm at the site of the bulge, usually in the neck or lower back. As well as tingling/numbness, burning, pain or weakness down the arms or legs, depending on the site of the bulge.
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If you have similar symptoms, visit a spinal practitioner, not a jack of all trades, and make sure they have some imaging (X-rays or MRI etc) to work with in order to better understand your spine before taking you through a course of treatment.
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Dr Warrick Botha specializes in treating spinal related conditions: Neck Pain, Back Pain, Headaches, Pinched Nerves, Disc Bulges, Pelvic Misalignment and has a special interest in Postural Correction. http://www.chiropractorjhb.co.za/
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Neck and Back pain treatment to the legendary EFC Worldwide - Extreme Fighting Championship mma fighter Martin "The Punisher" Van Staden before he heads off to the United States to train at the world renowned American Top Team.

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Time Magazine:

“Chiropractors tend to have very high patient satisfaction rates,” Schneider says. “And from a public health perspective, we’d see a lot fewer unnecessary tests and hospitalizations and opioid prescriptions if people visited chiropractors for their back and neck pain.”

Michael Schneider - Professor of health sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Full article here: http://time.com/4282617/chiropractor-lower-back-pain/?xid=time_socialflow_facebook
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Instantly improve your posture when sitting on the floor, with this simple trick.

Use a small cushion or rolled towel. Place it under your butt as far backward as possible without falling off the front of it. This tilts your pelvis forwards when sitting, causing your lumbar and thoracic spine to curve naturally, allowing natural weight bearing mechanisms to take the load of your neck and back and reducing pain from sitting on the floor. Your posture will tend to straighten itself up too without any extra effort.

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Parents, don’t let your kids carry a heavy school bag over one shoulder.
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Its causing their body to compensate, leading to muscular imbalances and spasm, as well as spinal disorders like scoliosis, headaches and pinched nerves.
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Get your kids a backpack, lighten its load, and make sure they carry their bag over both shoulders.
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If that doesn’t help their pain, seek some professional help, click here: http://www.chiropractorjhb.co.za/
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