An unfortunate accident occurred one day while you were playing contact sports and that left you with a knee injury. You know that you need to consult a medical professional for this injury and you start to evaluate the options available. Should you go to an Orthopaedic doctor or should you go to a Chiropractor? Each has its own advantages. For some cases, chiropractic sports are great to treat certain injuries while some injuries fall outside the jurisdiction of chiropractic and only orthopaedic surgery can treat them.
Who are Chiropractors and how do they treat an injury? First of all, Chiropractors are not medical doctors and they do not prescribe medications. Chiropractors believe in hands on and alternative treatment instead of surgery. They believe that the body is able to heal on its own. For example, if mobility to a certain part of the body is observed, they will manipulate that particular part to regain mobility. A visit to a Chiropractor usually cost a lot lesser than a visit to an Orthopaedic doctor. Some chiropractors even make the first consultation complimentary. Not only that, you are also able to fix an appointment at an earlier date as compared to an appointment with an Orthopaedic doctor. However, multiple visits to Chiropractors are required to be able to see results and in the long term, it may cost more than a visit to the latter.
Orthopaedic doctors on the other hand are medical doctors. They specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of our musculoskeletal system. Many people have the idea that orthopaedic doctors are doctors who will recommend surgery for everything, from a torn meniscus to a dislocated bone. This is not true. Orthopaedic doctors will often only recommend surgery when all other available options are exhausted. If the injury can be treated with physical therapy, they will recommend that unless patients insist on surgery in the first place. Orthopaedic doctors will make use of medical technologies such as X-Rays and MRI scans to tell the patient what exactly is wrong with their body. They are also able to prescribe pain relief medications be it orally or via injections, something that Chiropractors are not able to.
Deciding on a visit either to a Chiropractor or an Orthopaedic doctor is purely the decision of the patient. As a patient, you need to know what type of injury you have suffered and make your decision based on that. Different people prefer different things and be sure to know what results you really want.
We introduce you Singapore Sports and Orthopaedics Clinic where professional help will be offered in the areas of diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for all spine injuries and sports injuries.
Throughout the northern hemisphere tobacco products contain warnings of one form or another, designed to reduce and stop smoking. Society discourages the use of illegal drugs, and is heavy on people who are found profiting from their sale and distribution. Alcohol has labelling instructions to suggest the maximum number of unit.
So should we do the same vitamin supplements? Because they are harmful, and in the hands of many people could be deadly.
In the main the products are manufactured by large organisations, run by respectable people. Possibly your neighbour! The products are produced under hygienic conditions, and attractively branded and packaged. On the products claims can be made about the levels of vitamins that our body needs to sustain a healthy life, these claims will be correct.
But there will be very little reference these vitamins can be easily obtained from normal every day food stuffs. Or that taking supplements they can be damaging to your health if taken in excess. For those people who do not ask questions of themselves, they can persuaded then to take more, because they state that they are "healthy" products, and have few warnings.
Below are a few comments about vitamins. Giving details of the contribution the vitamin makes to our health, the Recommended Daily Intake, how to reach those levels with natural fresh foods and the great outdoors.
- Vitamin A - needed to protect the immune system, develop cells and healthy skin. Sourced from cheese, eggs, oily fish, milk, yoghurt, carrots and salads. Recommended Daily Intake 900 ug. Can be obtained from either 29 g of carrot or 65 g of lettuce.
- Vitamin C - needed to sustain healthy bones, teeth, gums, blood vessels, holds cells together by forming collagen. Sourced from oranges, broccoli, sprouts, peppers, sweet potatoes, kiwi fruit. Recommended daily Intake 75 mg. Can be obtained from 1 large orange, 30 green pepper, 90 g broccoli. Read more...