Elisabeth Jean-Charles
Doctor of Chiropractic

Information, advice, etc.


Rheumatism. Can chiropractic help?

rheumatism and chiropractic

When I ask patients about their family history, I'm often told that a relative, often elderly, suffered from rheumatism. 

Does rheumatism only affect the elderly?

No. Rheumatism can strike at any age.

What is rheumatism?

Rheumatism is a disease of the musculoskeletal system. Rheumatism is a disease that can affect bones, cartilage, muscles, tendons and ligaments.

For example, sciatica is rheumatism, ankle sprains are rheumatism, shoulder tendonitis is rheumatism, osteoarthritis is rheumatism, osteoporosis is a form of rheumatism. The back pain and joint pain that motivate a chiropractor's consultation are rheumatism.

What causes rheumatism?

- Trauma, such as a fall or car accident

- wear and tear or natural aging of the joint 

- overuse of a joint in sportsmen and women, for example

- an immunity disorder, as in rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis

- a hormonal disorder, such as a drop in estrogen in menopausal women 

- diet, e.g. vitamin B12 deficiency in vegans

- excess weight (overweight and obesity) is a risk factor for osteoarthritis and low back pain 

- an infection 

- heredity

- a congenital malformation such as hip dysplasia (or congenital dislocation)

- work when the conditions and means of work or the organization and content of work are not adapted to the person's physical abilities.

- Stress

Can chiropractic treatment help rheumatism?

Yes, chiropractic is a solution for the vast majority of rheumatic conditions. Thanks to his mastery of manual and instrumental techniques for back and joint care, the chiropractor can propose a treatment plan to cure your rheumatic pain. 

Although the term rheumatism persists in everyday language, it is less and less used in medicine. Today, we speak ofosteoarthritis to describe wear and tear or aging of the joint, rather than degenerative rheumatism. We speak ofarthritis to describe inflammation of a joint, rather than inflammatory rheumatism.

Inflammatory rheumatism includes gout and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and psoriasis.  

Is it useful to consult a chiropractor after a car accident?


Yes, absolutely! During a car accident, especially if there has been a frontal or lateral impact, the spine is subjected to a great deal of mechanical stress which can cause more or less serious injuries . The chiropractor is specialized in the care of the spine and the joints, you can consult him without a medical prescription. The chiropractor will be able to examine your spine and recommend additional examinations (such as an X-ray), provide you with the necessary care, advise you or refer you to another health professional if your symptoms require it.

You have "sciatica", can you do some stretching?

sciatic stretching

Yes, but be careful. Some stretching may be able to relieve your sciatica pain, at least in part. It is best not to stretch the sciatic nerve. If the sciatic nerve is inflamed or compressed, its elasticity and elongation capacity decrease. In these cases, stretching the sciatic nerve may damage it. Ask your chiropractor for advice. After examining you, he will be able to identify the contracted muscles and recommend the appropriate stretching.

What if chiropractic was the solution to your headaches?

A joint blockage, of muscular contractures in the neck or jaw can explain the headaches. headaches from which you suffer. The chiropractor will be able to detect and correct these blockages and release these muscle contractures. Chiropractic can relieve your headaches.

You made a wrong move and since then your back is hurting? Here is the advice of your chiropractor!

The back pain that follows a wrong movement or an effort is mostly benign and relieved by a little rest. However, in some cases it persists. Here is the advice of your chiropractor:

1/ Make an appointment with your chiropractor

2/ Do not practice no physical activity

3/ Avoid putting heat on the pain. Prefer theapplication of a cold pack on the pain by protecting the skin

4/ Do not do any stretching before you see your chiropractor

5/ Avoid lying down or staying in the same position for a long time

The false movement may have caused a joint blockage, muscle spasms, or a more serious injury such as a muscle strain, a disc sprain (lumbago) or even a herniated disc. In these cases, you need care. Be careful and consult your chiropractor.

How to support your immune system? Here is the advice of your chiropractor!

Here are some tips to support our immune system and stay healthy!

1/ Rest 7-9 hours of sleep at fixed hours

2/ Power supply as much as possible varied and balanced (+ food supplements) with natural natural foods that are little or unprocessedeasily digested, and which provide good energy, hydration (still and sparkling water)still and or sparkling water ).

3/ Physical activity every day (duration, intensity according to our condition)

4/ Cultivating healthy emotions (love, compassion, empathy, gratitude..) 

5/ Cultivate a attitude and positive thoughts ( let's stay in the present moment )

6/ Deep breathing deep breathing as desired (slow abdominal breathing, cardiac coherence) 

7/ Spiritual activity as you wish (meditation, prayer...)

What if well-being was cultivated ...at the salon bien-être, médecine douce, thalasso from January 31st to February 4th 2019?

Here are 3 good reasons to go to the show this weekend

1/ Rethinking your health naturally

2/ Discover chiropractic which will be presented to you by passionate chiropractors.

3/ On the "chirosanté paris" stand A postural assessment is offered to you. 


I would be happy to meet you there (or meet) :))

I'm fine! Do I need to see a chiropractor?

Yes absolutely! Chiropractic is a preventive health approach!

You can get a blockage in your spine without feeling it. However, this blockage will already have an impact on the proper functioning of your nervous system. The nervous system controls absolutely all the functions of your body. It is therefore essential to take care of it. The chiropractor will be able to detect and correct this blockage.

Taking care of the spinal column that houses the nervous system means taking care of the nervous system and thus maintaining a good general state of health. So see you soon!

It's getting cold. It's time to make an appointment with your chiropractor!

The cold is a major stress for our body.

Having the spine adjusted by the chiropractor helps to boost the body's immune system.

The body adapts more easily to the drop in temperature.

Our health is better preserved!

Your chiropractor will also be able to give you specific advice to help you get through this season with peace of mind!

#a full-blown winter:))

Here are a few tips to help you after a session with your chiropractor

- Do not engage in strenuous physical activity or unusual exertion.

- Drink water to stay well hydrated and help the body eliminate toxins. 

- Listen to your body 

- Your chiropractor has probably given you other more specific advice consider the following

- You can reach your chiropractor by phone if you need to 

Do you have a sore back or a painful joint? Why consult a chiropractor? Your chiropractor has the answers.

chiropractic manipulation

Chiropractors specialize in the care of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system (also known as the locomotor system). just as a dentist specializes in dental care. Chiropractors offer manual therapy, using their hands as their main working tool. The chiropractor makes adjustments to your back and joints to relieve pain and improve mobility. The chiropractor does not prescribe medication.  

After questioning and examining you the chiropractor can make a diagnosis i.e. identify your back or joint problem. The chiropractor's examination includes a period of observation, palpation (particularly of the back, joints and muscles), tests and the reading of any examinations you have undergone in connection with the reason for consultation. Your chiropractor may recommend that you undergo a medical imagery such as an X-ray. The chiropractor will propose a treatment plan to take care of your back and joints.


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