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Give Frozen Shoulder the Cold Shoulder

March 25th, 2017

Have you been experiencing extreme stiffness or limited motion in your shoulder? You may have frozen shoulder, known medically as adhesive capsulitis. Frozen shoulder may be brought on from an injury, overuse, or from diseases like diabetes or a stroke. It occurs primarily in people aging 40-60, and appears more commonly in women. Frozen shoulder is characterized by three stages:

  1. The ...

What You Need to Know About Rib Pain

March 18th, 2017

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Imagine this: You sneeze and suddenly you feel a sharp pain in your chest. You don’t think anything of it, but then gradually throughout the day the pain continues, but this time it happens after you simply take a deep breath in. You could be experiencing rib or chest pain caused by costochondritis or a costovertebral joint sprain.

Costochondritis, broken down to mean inflammation (-it ...

Chiropractic and Massage for Scoliosis Treatment

March 18th, 2017

180px-Blausen_0785_Scoliosis_01.pngScoliosis: chances are you have heard of it, but what is it? Scoliosis is the abnormal curvature of the spine, and comes from the Greek word skoliosis, meaning “crookedness.” Normally, an individual’s spine runs straight down the middle of the back, but for about 2% of the population their spines curve in either a “C” or “S” shape. The angle of the curve may be small or very pronounced, ...

Chiropractic and Massage for Soft Tissue Injuries

March 4th, 2017

ICBC Logo Vancouver Chiropractic, Massage, AcupunctureIf you’ve recently been in a motor vehicle accident, or MVA, you may be experiencing a set of soft tissue injuries. What is a soft tissue injury? A soft tissue injury is the damage of either muscles, ligaments, or tendons within the body. This term essentially covers any injury other than that bone or organ related.

Low Back Pain.jpgDid you know that if you have an active ICBC claim in Vancouver, you a ...

Relief from Sciatica Pain in Vancouver

March 3rd, 2017

sciatica-low-back.pngDo you experience leg pain that is sometimes accompanied by tingling, numbness, or muscle weakness? If so, you may be experiencing sciatica. Sciatica itself is not a diagnosis, but a symptom of an underlying condition, which may include: lumbar disc herniation, degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis (when one bone, or vertebrae, in your back slides forward over the one below it), o ...

Treatment for Herniated Discs in Vancouver

March 3rd, 2017

Bulging discs, also known as a spinal disc herniation (prolapsus disci intervertebralis), or informally and misleadingly referred to as a "slipped disc", is a medical condition effecting the spine, in which a tear in the outer, fibrous ring (annulus fibrosus) of an intervertebral disc (discus intervertebralis) allows the soft, central portion (nucleus pulposus) to bulge out. Between ever ...

Whiplash Treatment in Vancouver

February 25th, 2017

Whiplash and whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) represent a range of injuries to the neck caused by, or related to, a sudden distortion of the neck. Most commonly whiplash and WADs are associated with motor vehicle accidents (MVA), particularly rear-ended accidents, but the injury can be sustained in many other ways, including falls or contact sports. Whiplash stands out as one of the m ...

The Jaw Bone's Connected to the Back Bone: Treatment for TMJ and TMD

February 17th, 2017

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a hinge joint that connects your jaw to the temporal, or side, bones of your skull. The TMJ allows you to move your jaw up and down, and side to side in order to chew, talk, and yawn. If you have experienced pain in your TMJ, or if you have been diagnosed with temporomandibular disorder (TMD) these symptoms may sound familiar:

  • Pain in your face, ja ...

Treatment for Sacroiliac Joint (SI joint) Pain in Vancouver

February 17th, 2017

Are you experiencing low back and/or leg pain when you stand up? If so, you may be suffering from a dysfunction of the sacroiliac joint, or SI joint. There are two SI joints, and they sit on each side of the base of your spine near where the low back connects to the pelvis. The SI joints connect the sacrum (triangular bone found at the bottom of the spine) to the ilium (the rounded top f ...

Relief from Pinched Nerves

February 11th, 2017

A pinched nerve, or compressed nerve, happens when there is pressure on a nerve. This may be a result of repetitive motions, or from holding your body in one position for extended periods of time. Pain caused pinched-nerve-in-neck.jpgby a pinched nerve in your neck can radiate pain down into your arm, while a pinched nerve in your back can radiate all the way down into your leg. This happens because nerves exten ...

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