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Tension Headaches - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

Posted 3/12/2018

Tension Headaches – Dr Gert Ferreira – Chiropractor

The fourth installment of the headache series is about Tension type headache. These are very common types of headaches and they are reported to be 90% of headache cases in a doctor’s office. These are the type of headache 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 or the neck joints.

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Migraines - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

Posted 3/9/2018

Migraine headache – Dr Gert Ferreira – Chiropractor

The third part of our headache series is an interesting one, Migraines.

Migraines are recurring head pain due to changes in the vasculature (blood flow) of the neck and brain. The emergency departments say that these are one of the most common problems that they see. There is an estimate of 23 million people that suffer from migraines in America, and most often occur in females.

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Journey of a Sports Chiropractor

Posted 3/7/2018

KES Water Polo 2017 - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

 

Dr Gert Ferreira, Chiropractor in Centurion working at KES water poloDr Gert Ferreira, Chiropractor in Centurion working at KES water polo

 

Over the weekend of 2-4 March Dr Gert Ferreira worked at King Edward School VI, at their annual water polo festival. The event is run by the Student Chiropractic Sports Council - UJ chapter.  As a sport chiropractor I go to those events and oversee proceedings, to make sure the students treat correctly and come up with the correct diagnosis.

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Cluster headaches – Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor

Posted 3/5/2018

Cluster headaches – Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor

The second part of the headache series is Cluster headaches.

A cluster headache can be defined by recurrent brief attacks of sudden, severe head pain lasting 4-8 weeks. This headache is normally only on one side of the head with “deep”, or “penetrating” types of pain. They are normally short, frequent attacks during the day.

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Cervicogenic Headaches explained by a Chiropractor

Posted 2/27/2018

Cervicogenic Headaches explained by a Chiropractor.

Accoding to Carnes and Vizniak a cervicogenic headache can be defined as head pain that originate from the cervical spine (neck). This type of pain is aggrevated by specific neck movements or sustained postures.

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Types of Headaches

Posted 2/23/2018

Dr Gert Ferreira, Chiropractor in Centurion, will be discussing different types of headaches that the adult will experience sometime in their life. According to the World Health Organization affects headaches at least half of the adult population at least once a year. In the next month we are going to Blog about some of the most common types of headaches that affects the adult population.Types of headaches - Blog post by Dr Gert Ferreira Chiropractor in Centurion. Contact us at 012 6631572Types of headaches - Blog post by Dr Gert Ferreira Chiropractor in Centurion. Contact us at 012 6631572

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Why must we use Ice for back and neck pain?

Posted 12/15/2015

Why must we use ICE for back pain instead of heat?

 

Most back pain is caused by a restriction of the spinal facets (Small spine joints) or sprains of the small inter-vertebral ligaments that cause swelling and inflammation to set in. Swelling puts pressure on the nerves and thus will cause pain

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Chiropractic Safety

Posted 12/7/2015

This is most of the time a controversial issue, but in my opinion it is not controversial. Is Chiropractic care truly safe?

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Health benefits of green tea.

Posted 12/4/2015

As a Chiropractor, I always try to stay healthy and advocate to other people to also live a healthy lifestyle. I came across an article on the health benefits of green tea and thought that I would like to share that with you.

 

1) Improve brain function - the active ingredient in green tea is caffeine. There is various brain functions that improves, it is almost like a Cervical adjustment from a Chiropractor, that will also improve brain function.

 

2) May promote fat burning - the scientific community is still divided if green tea actually helps with fat loss. Some theories states that the caffeine in the tea will increase your basal metabolic rate.

 

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