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Lower back pain - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

Posted 4/24/2018

Lower back pain - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

Lower back pain - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in PretoriaLower back pain - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in PretoriaApproximately 8 out of 10 Americans will experience lower back pain in some stage of their lives. These types of pains is the single most common cause of disability world wide. In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work.  

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Muscles causing headaches - Suboccipital muscles - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

Posted 4/23/2018

Muscles causing headaches - Suboccipital Muscles - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

Suboccipital muscles - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in CenturionSuboccipital muscles - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

In the last part of our series - Muscles causing headaches - are we looking at the group of muscles named the Suboccipital muscles. There are 4 muscles in total in this group and all 4 will be discussed in detail. They can cause a nasty headache but they are treatable. 

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Muscles that causes headaches - Splenius - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

Posted 4/16/2018

Muscles that causes headaches - Splenius - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in centurion.

 

The second last muscle in the series on the muscles that causes headaches will be Splenius muscle. This muscle actually has 2 parts to it namely Capitis and Cervicis. Both of these headaches will be discussed below and you will see why this gives you headaches and how a chiropractor can treat this muscle.

Splenius muscle causing headaches - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion Splenius muscle causing headaches - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

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Muscles that causes headaches - Levator Scapulae - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

Posted 4/10/2018

Muscles causing headaches - Levator Scapulae - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

Levator Scapulae causing headaches - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion - PretoriaLevator Scapulae causing headaches - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion - PretoriaThe Levator Scapulae is the next muscle in the series of muscles that causes headaches. It is one of the less common muscles but still very important in understanding which muscles causing headaches. It may be confused with pain in the Trapezius muscle.

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Muscles causing headaches - Sternocleidomastoid (SCM) - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

Posted 4/5/2018

Muscles causing headaches - Sternocleidomastoid (SCM) - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

SCM muscle causing headaches - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in PretoriaSCM muscle causing headaches - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Pretoria

The next muscle to be discussed is the SCM -Sternocleidomastoid muscle. We will have a look in how this muscle can cause a headache and how a chiropractor can treat this relevant muscle. This is a big cause in headaches...

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Muscles that causes Headaches - Trapezius - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

Posted 4/3/2018

Muscles that causes Headaches - Trapezius - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

The first installment of our "muscles that causes headaches" will be about the Trapezius muscle. This muscle is one of the most treated muscles in my chiropractic practice. Questions like, 'Can a Chiropractor treat this muscle?', or "What causes these headaches?" these will all be answered in this blog.

Trapezius muscle - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in CenturionTrapezius muscle - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

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RockTape - Rockblades - Dr Gert Ferreira

Posted 3/26/2018

Rockblades - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

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California - USA, was the birth place of RockTape. The founder, Greg van den Dries, is a sport lover, loves to run, cycle and swim and with all of these sports there are always injuries involved. After a visit to a physical therapist they applied some kinesiology tape and he felt so good he started to research his "own" tape and that was the birth of RockTape.

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Compression therapy - Dr Gert Ferreira

Posted 3/22/2018

Compression therapy - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

These days people are training harder than ever, to get better times, faster, stronger and much longer. With this intense training regime people want to recover faster than before so that they do not miss any days of training. How can compression therapy help?

Compression therapy at Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in CenturionCompression therapy at Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

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Chiropractic for babies?

Posted 3/19/2018

Chiropractor for babies? - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor

 

Yes you have heard right. Chiropractors do treat pregnant women, babies and children. Just as in adults children and babies can suffer from joint dysfunctions and they can cause an array of issues like: chronic pain, poor sleep and behavioral problems just to name a few.

 

Paediatric Chiropractic - Dr Gert Ferreira chiropractor in CenturionPaediatric Chiropractic - Dr Gert Ferreira chiropractor in Centurion 

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Muscles causing headaches – Dr Gert Ferreira – Chiropractor in Centurion

Posted 3/14/2018

Muscles causing headaches – Dr Gert Ferreira – Chiropractor in Centurion

 

In the previous series of blog we discussed all kinds of headaches, from cluster headache to migraines. The next blog series is about the muscles causing tension type of headache. These are the most common type of headaches that I treat in practice. For a quick recap these are the type of headaches that it feels like your head is in a vice or a tight band is around your head. Most of the time this type of headache is caused by muscles spasms or problematic neck joints.

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