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HAVE YOU REALLY GOT FIBROMYALGIA!!

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Dr Barrie’s Chiropractic Info Snippet!!

FIBROMYALGIA!!
Are many cases of diagnosed fibromyalgia like a mirage in the desert, with many patients buying into a false labels that ruins their
quality of life?

32 years of examining makes me often cringe when I am presented with many of these so called ‘fibromyalgia” cases.
What if you have had a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia just because you have multiple areas of pain and the practitioner you have consulted seems confused what your problem is?

Its time for another opinion! Do not accept it and please delve deeper!

In recent months I have had new patients appear that have had their pain levels reduced hugely by up to 80% with specific chiropractic adjustments that is shaking this often “over used” fibromyalgia label. Certain forms of this condition can be genuine where rheumatoid factor is found in the blood as it lifts beyond a mere “guess” into diagnostic believability, but realise as chiropractors we are essentially natural nerve doctors rather than bone doctors.

As a chiropractor who has examined over 25,000 patients, I have seen too many times, multiple areas of nerve interference that can easily mimic symptoms of fibromyalgia to a point that people are suffering for no reason!

The bottom line is get a proper hands on chiropractic examination to see if nerve interference is causing your “fibromyalgia like’ symptoms!

Nothing is more heartening than helping people get their lives back!

Anti Depressives vs Chiropractic for Spinal Pain?

Are anti-depressives better than Chiropractic for spinal pain?

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After 30 years of practicing chiropractic, the most disturbing trend I have seen in health care in the last decade in my clinics in New Zealand and Australia is under the “medications taken section” of my fill-in case histories.

It appears that an increasing larger percentage of people than I would have ever have imagined, are “hooked” on anti depressives medication that has been prescribed.

When asked “why?” (as I am curious from an overall patient health assessment), the most interesting  common comments was the prescribing practitioner had advised them that their spinal pain was “making them tense and mentally anxious so the anti depressives would hopefully reduce this negative mental state and even possibly lessen the patients spinal pain?

This medical view is reinforced by a feeling that common spinal issues that patients experience are too hard to understand and measure. The vast majority of medics are not confident in “hands on” examinations of the spine as medical school training does not emphasise this tactile specialty, but instead mostly teaches prescribing drugs for musculoskeletal pain. Hence, most patients are readily given medications by medics as a first option for spinal pain and also for headaches which is another condition that chiropractors see often.

The most concerning trend is these strong psychotropic drugs normally have not been prescribed for a few weeks but too frequently for many months to years!

Our brain and nervous system is what registers or interprets what we see of the world. Two separate  brains and nervous systems that look exactly the same thing may have completely different experiences. One may see the world that  looks friendly and inviting full of stimulating eustress or someone else may see danger and be on defence, producing stress chemicals in the body and highly increased muscle tension.

The defence body state increases the chances of spinal distorting subluxations as “fight or flight high tension,” many times producing strong unilateral spasms in the spine that lead to weeks, months or years of  negative spinal patterns. Specific chiropractic adjustment(s) can potentially ease these negative spinal patterns and hopefully reduce or halt medication.

If you feel that heightened tension pattern in your spine consider a chiropractic spinal examination.

Contact us on 95371226

 

Preventing Falls

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Preventing falls with regular Chiropractic care is highly beneficial.

Falls are devastating as people grow older. I cannot emphasise enough how important maintaining alignment and ultimately balance of the spine, has in reducing the likelihood of falls.

Chances of ending up in a rest home earlier in retirement is hugely more likely statistically, if you fall unexpectedly as you age.

In my opinion the upper cervical or upper neck has a considerable effect on the overall balance of the body.
A once a month chiropractic fine tuning of this area is a bargain compared with the costs of a rest home after a fall.

The upper cervical area of the spine strongly effects the built in body balance mechanisms, especially the cerebellum or that part of the brain that makes us aware of our body’s proprioception or body balance.

Over 30 years of practice, I have seen people many times foolishly neglecting their spine chiropractic-ally as soon as spinal symptoms cease.

In our older years quality of life is dependent on finely a tuned proprioception/balance system to prevent devastating falls.
The highest level of chiropractic work is to enhance neurological function not just to reduce pain.

It is far cheaper to have a monthly chiropractic tuneup rather than increasing chances of falls, followed by high monthly rest home bills.  This can be the result that comes
when independence is lost.

The above information is my opinion based on 30 years of chiropractic practice.

Are you an older person starting to experience falls?

Phone 08 95371226 for a chiropractic assessment today!

Headaches Equals Upper Neck Issues

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The most common cause of headaches is subluxation or misalignment of one or more of the 7 bones of the neck.The two bones at the top of the neck, atlas and axis (C1,C2), have been shown via research to have physical connections to the meningeal membrane (covers brain and spinal cord), which is the most pain sensitive membrane of the body.

Therefore when these vertebraes get out of alignment they pull on the meningeal membrane like a blanket, and cause severe headaches.  The biggest  problem is the atlas vertebrae is the hardest to adjust in the neck because of its anatomical position, but proportionally causes more headaches than any other vertebrae of the spine.This means many patients I see, have never had an atlas adjustment, as practitioners of all types find this area too difficult to deal with.The USA school I graduated from specialised in this upper neck area.  I now use the Impulse IQ Computerised Spinal Adjuster which is super effective.
As a result we are are able to provide, often ,fantastic results for clients with cervicogenic (neck origin) headaches.

Call today for a neck check.
08 95371226.

 

 

Hip Replacement

imagesHip Replacement –  The mostly silent correctable pelvic imbalance.

One of the most invasive and expensive orthopaedic operations ($25,000 done), is hip replacements using plastics and steel. When one hip has been surgically replaced, the other hip generally follows within a few years.

It is better to have your own natural hips than artificial ones!!

The degeneration occurs silently and takes decades to develop. When hip pain appears there has been many years of silent decline.

Why?

One law we can never break is GRAVITY!

In my opinion we disturb our pelvic mechanics mostly without initial pain, either through trauma or posture, or through pelvic twisting one leg functionally gets short, and the other leg long.

Why is it that only one hip is wearing initially?

Answer:  The hip that is usually taking the greatest stress through pelvic imbalance with gravity!

As you know when your tyres are imbalanced, one tyre prematurely wears out (gets bald), because of physical imbalance to the road as gravity bears down on them.
Imagine if you had a bag of potatoes attached to one side of your pelvis?  Result – repetitive strain and early wear on one side !
You do not  even need a bag of potatoes!!  Just change your gravity centre and balance of your pelvis, give it time and then we have this “unexplained hip pain” appearing years later!

Lets get proactive if you want to be at your best in your senior years!!

In my opinion, if you were checked monthly and your pelvis was closely monitored and finely balanced chiropractically, especially  via our new Impulse IQ computerised spinal adjuster, your chances are considerably  reduced of needing a hip replacement later on in life.

Why wait until severe symptoms have set in?  Do something about preventing hip degeneration now!

Golden Bay Chiropractic Works offer a free  non invasive check concerning hip/pelvic balance to see if you are in the pelvic imbalance risk category.  We have excellent computer graphics to visually show what pelvic/hip imbalance is?

Call for an appointment:  08 95371226