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Dr Gert Ferreira is a Chiropractor in Centurion

Dr Ferreira uses the spine to treat back and neck painDr Ferreira uses the spine to treat back and neck pain 

Providing chiropractic care for the families of Pretoria. Mainly we provide chiropractic care in Centurion and all the main suburbs like: Rooihuiskraal, Highveld, Irene, Clubview, Lyttleton areas, Midstream, The Reeds, Eldoraigne, Doringkloof, Cornwall Hill, Wierda Park and Swartkops.

 

About Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

Posted 11/15/2018

Dr Gert Ferreira qualified with his Master’s degree in Technology of Chiropractic at the University of Johannesburg in 2014. During his studies he was privileged to work at UJ’s Chiropractic clinic as an Assistant Clinician, he was also President of the Student Chiropractic Sports Council.

Dr Gert Ferreira was invited to join the Golden Key International Honour Society. This Society is an international non-profit organisation which recognizes academic excellence. Membership is by invitation only and is purely based on academic merit. Membership is limited to the top 15% of degree students, from all disciplines.

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Muscles causing mid back pain - Trapezius - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

Posted 9/18/2018

Muscles causing mid back pain - Trapezius - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in  Centurion

The first installment of the blog series of the muscles causing mid back pain is Trapezius muscle. This muscle is one of the most treated muscles in my chiropractic practice. Questions like, 'Can a Chiropractor treat this muscle?' these will all be answered in this blog.

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Muscles causing back pain - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

Posted 8/20/2018

Muscles causing back pain - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion 

 

In the next blog series we will be looking at the muscles causing back pain. Muscles can be a major causing factor in back pain, that is why we will be looking at the different muscles causing back pain in the next couple of weeks.

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Back pain - Postural syndrome - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

Posted 7/18/2018

Back pain - Postural syndrome - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

The next and last part of the series on mid back pain is on Postural syndrome and Dr Gert Ferreira a chiropractor in Centurion will be discussing this condition. This can be defined as chronic neck, back and arm pain secondary to postural fatigue of muscles in the shoulder girdle, anterior spine and prevertebral fascia. This Postural syndrome can also be called, student syndrome or text neck.

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Back pain - Costochondritis - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

Posted 7/16/2018

Back pain - Costochondritis - Chiropractor Centurion

The definition of costochondritis is an inflammatory process of 1 or more costochondral cartilages that causes localozed tenderness and pain in the anterior chest wall. The costochondral cartilages is basically the cartilage between the ribs and the sternum(chest bone). This condition occurs in 4% of the population and normally it occurs more in females than in males. Dr Gert Ferreira a chiropractor in Centurion will explain more.

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Back pain - Postural syndrome - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

Scheuermann's disease - Back pain - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

Posted 6/12/2018

Scheuermann's disease - Back pain - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

Scheuermann's disease is also known as Vertebral Epiphysitis. This is a disorder of calcification of vertebral epiphysis characterized by notching and wedging of the vertebral bodies. Diagnosis is usually made by x-rays.

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Scoliosis - Back pain - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

Posted 6/4/2018

Scoliosis - Back pain - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

 

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Defined as a lateral bending and or rotary deformation of the spine. It is a fairly common condition and is considered to be normal to have a small right scoliosis sround the heart. There are two main types of scoliosis: Functional and Structural, both will be discussed later in the article. Normally females are at higher risk to males with a 6:1 ratio. It affects 1 in 200 people.

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Back pain - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

Posted 6/4/2018

Back pain - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Pretoria

 

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We are excited to start with our new blog series about back pain, but more specifically mid back pain. Typically, the term middle back pain describes any pain or discomfort felt in the middle back region, including the area where the rib cage connects to the chest region of the spine (known as the thoracic spine). Middle back pain can be acute or chronic; the levels and types of pain experienced depend almost completely upon the cause and severity of the underlying issue. With an accurate diagnosis, there are many treatment options available for middle back pain.

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Lower back pain - Sciatica - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

Posted 5/30/2018

Lower Back pain - Sciatica - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Pretoria

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Sciatica is one of those often over self diagnosed conditions. The term sciatica describes the symptoms of leg pain—and possibly tingling, numbness, or weakness—that originate in the lower back and travel through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of each leg.

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