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Chiropractic

About

First, a little bit about our Golden Key Chiropractor based in Pretoria East!

I, Dr Nelitha Mienie, graduated from the University of Johannesburg with a master’s degree in chiropractic.

I am a member of the Chiropractic Association of south Africa (CASA) and a registered practitioner with the Allied Health Professionals Council of South Africa (AHPCSA).

During my studies of 6 years, I had the opportunity of working at a few sports events which included the 947 Cycle Challenge, Joberg2C Cycle Event, Make a Difference Leadership Foundation Event. Building my knowledge around sport and how to treat injuries.

In my 5th and 6th year, I did my practical's in the Health Clinic on the University of Johannesburg Doornfontein Campus where it serves as community service. In my 6th year I was assigned as Assistant Clinician where we oversee the 5th years.

I have been in private practice since 2020 where I had the opportunity to learn and grow as a Chiropractor.

My purpose is to serve and attend to the best possible care for every patient I encounter.

My passion is to educate on posture and strengthening, to allow you the best possible healthy spine for yourself.

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Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic treatment modalities and techniques

 

Chiropractic treatment focus on the reduction of pain and improvement of spinal and joint mobility. Treatment will be different for each individual and will depend on the patient and diagnosis, as no single person is the same. To ensure the most effective treatment, chiropractors often combine treatment modalities and techniques based on the factors mentioned above.

 

Our practise utilizes the following chiropractic techniques:

  • Chiropractic Spinal Adjustments

  • Joint mobilisation techniques

  • Soft-tissue treatment

  • Dry-Needling

  • Dynamic Strapping & Taping

  • Orthopaedic Bracing

  • Stretch & Strengthening programs

  • Postural and Lifestyle advise

 

What exactly is Chiropractic Treatment?

Simply put, it is the spine, joint, muscle and nerve-related health care.

 

Chiropractic is the 3rd largest health profession in the world after medicine and dentistry. A chiropractor is a primary health care doctor - who specialises in spinal health and well being. They focus on the prevention, diagnosis and conservative treatment of spine-related disorders and other painful joint issues. In South Africa, it is required to complete a 6 year degree before one can be registered as a practitioner. The word chiro means "done by hand" thus spinal adjustments form the cornerstone of chiropractic treatment. An adjustment is a safe, gentle, controlled force applied to a joint to restore proper function and mobility and reduce pain. Chiropractors also provide soft-tissue therapies, lifestyle recommendations and can provide postural, fitness and nutritional advice. Accidents, falls, stress or overuse can negatively impact your spine and other joints. Left unresolved, these issues make you more susceptible to chronic problems. Chiropractic treatment helps improve quality of life without drugs or surgery and is a safe, effective and affordable health care choice.

 

SAFE

Chiropractic care is safe for the whole family including babies, pregnant women and the elderly

 

DRUG-FREE

No need for medication. Chiropractic care is completely drug-free.

 

NON-INVASIVE

Chiropractic treatment is free of incisions, surgery or removal of tissue.

 

COST-EFFECTIVE

Chiropractic care substantially lowers health care costs, physician visits and hospital admissions.

 

 

Symptoms & Conditions

BACK & NECK PAIN

Our practice focus on spine-related conditions.

With gentle chiropractic adjustments as part of

our primary treatment we can help reduce back

and neck pain, improve spinal mobility and

ensure a proper functioning nervous system

 

JOINT PROBLEMS

Chiropractic care is a great way of treating and

managing injuries or conditions related to joints,

other than the spine. Our practice can help with

a painful shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and

ankle joints of the body.

SOFT-TISSUE THERAPY

Soft-tissue techniques our practice utilise

includes; dry needling, percussion massage and

dynamic strapping/taping. These techniques help

to treat conditions related to muscle, ligaments,

tendons and fascia.

STRETCH & STRENGTHEN

As part of an optimal treatment plan, our

practice provides patients with a personalised

home exercise program. This compromise of

stretches for flexibility and strengthening

exercises for muscle weakness.

 

Spinal, joint, muscle & nerve-related conditions

Chiropractic care can benefit the following list of symptoms and conditions​​​

 

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Back Pain

Lower back pain is the most common form of back pain and

can sometimes radiate into the buttock, hip and thigh areas.

Numerous biomechanical conditions or injuries can cause back

pain such as:

  • Spinal Joint Dysfunction

  • Lumbar Disc Herniation

  • Sciatica

  • Scoliosis

  • Spinal Nerve irritation

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Headaches

Headaches can be described as a pressing, nagging, pounding sometimes severe type of pain around the head, eyes, temples and ears. The following headaches can be associated with neck pain, muscle spasm and nerve irritation:

  • Migraine

  • Cluster Headache

  • Cervicogenic Headache

  • Tension Headache

Neck Pain

Neck pain is often localised to the head and neck areas as well as the shoulders and can often be associated with headaches. Common causes of neck pain can include:

  • Whiplash Injury

  • Pinched Nerve

  • Cervical Disc Herniation

  • Meniscoid Entrapment

  • Muscle spasm / Trigger points

  • Postural Issues

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Arthritic Disorders

Arthritic disorders are a common name for a group of joint diseases that can lead to joint stiffness, swelling and pain. Some disorders are caused by your body’s own response (autoimmune) and some develop with age (degenerative) such as:

  • Degenerative arthritis

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Ankylosing spondylitis

  • Postural Kyphosis (“Hunched Back”)

  • Osteoporosis

  • Gout

Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries often relate to previous trauma such as a fall, car accident or sports injury. Common causes for shoulder pain include:

  • Rotator Cuff injury

  • Impingement Syndrome

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • AC Joint Injury

  • Muscle Trigger Points

  • Labral Tears

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Elbow and Wrist Pain

Pain in an around the elbow, forearm and wrist can be the cause of the following conditions:

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Upper Limb Neuropathy

  • Bursitis

  • Carpal Tunnel

  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Lower Leg and Foot Pain

Pain in an around the calves, ankle and foot can be the cause of the following conditions:

  • Muscle Strain

  • Ankle sprain

  • Shin Splints

  • Plantar Fasciitis

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