Dr Sunil Rama

13 Jul 0 Comment

5 Things Your Chiropractor Wishes You Would Stop Doing

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your pain. The chiropractor isn’t just a place to get your back popped or worked on anymore. Sports chiropractors are sprinters, marathoners, and runners just like you, specialising in all types of athletic endeavors. Most importantly, they know how to help diagnose a problem and get you back on the road. To figure out what these professionals don’t want you to do before making an appointment, Runner’s World asked two chiropractors who specialise in running about what common training flaws are leading to patients ending up in their o

09 Jun 0 Comment


The year 2016, has been one for change for many patients and friends, including myself. I have managed to complete the Two Oceans Ultra marathon and the grueling Comrades marathon. I can only thank the Gods for ensuring I was spiritually capable of  enduring the strain of the constant mind games and Chiropractic healing for optimising my physical  well being for the 89.2 km

09 Feb 0 Comment


The patient typically calls it "a sharp pain beneath my wings" or a pain that is centred to the thoracic spine (mid to upper back) often having pain with deep breathing. The essential diagnosis must be made as the cause may be multifactorial depending on age, activity and lifestyle of patient. History of trauma or a motor vehicle accident can typically make the symptoms persist even with the use of anti inflammatories (NSAIDs). Simple tests like palpation and getting the patient to move to assess where and when pain is felt can assist in making a diagnosis. Cardiovascular causes must be

04 Sep 0 Comment


At my practice, I always advocate ergonomic and lifestyle changes to allow the patient quicker recovery and less pain by changing their habitual patterns that have initially caused the current dysfunction However, patients do find that their sexual activity becomes compromised as a result of their painful condition and are often too embarrassed to ask, thus I posted this blog, for you get research based advice on which sex positions are less strenuous on the spinal joints and discs In several research studies, it has been shown that approximately 34% of men and 55% of women reported decr

27 Jul 0 Comment

10 Things Most People Don’t Know About Chiropractic

10 Things Most People Don’t Know About Chiropractic 1. Pain is the last symptom of dysfunction. A patient’s back is often restricted or unstable for months or years before it presents as a problem and they show up in a chiropractor’s office. In addition, the absence of pain is not health. While medication may be needed, if you take a pill and the pain goes away, the dysfunction that caused it still persists. Muscle, ligament and joint injuries often occur as a result of long-term biomechanical dysfunction, sometimes from past injuries, making the area more susceptible to fu

25 Jun 0 Comment

A numbness on the front of my leg-MERALGIA PARESTHETICA

A common finding in practice. The chief presenting complaint here is a numbess or a funny feeling on the front and side of the quadriceps muscle (the front thigh muscle). The discomfort is usually constant and does seem worsen when the patient walks but is common upon sitting too The nerve roots from the lumbar plexus/lumbar spine at L2/L3 branch off a sensory nerve called the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve  which lies on the hip flexor in the groin area that supplies sensation to the front of the thigh (see attached image). We see this condition in cyclists, pregnancy, sudden weigh

25 May 0 Comment


PREVENTION OF NECK AND BACK PAIN By Dr Sunil Rama, Chiropractor The incidence of neck and back pain has increased and is a frequently reported complaint at the doctor’s office amongst the young and elderly. Advances in technology such as the smartphone, laptop devices and other gadgets can be a cause in the younger patient population due to its excessive use. Bad ergonomics at the work station, prolonged driving times in traffic, lack of exercise and arthritis of the spine are massive contributing factors too. Here are some tips to prevent back and neck pain: • Maintain good posture. T

19 May 0 Comment


A Pain in the Neck What is neck pain? Pain, discomfort and stiffness arising from the shoulders to the lower most part of the skull constitutes as neck pain. What causes neck pain? Patients with arthritis in the cervical spine (bones of the neck) frequently suffer with neck pain due to the degeneration (wear and tear) of the disc between the bones and of the bones itself. This can then cause compression of the nerves which can cause pain to radiate (travel) down the shoulder, arms and hands. Bad posture can cause overloading of the muscles around the neck causing them to go into spasm (

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