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Iliotibial Band Syndrome (IT Band) in Vancouver

March 24th, 2010

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (IT Band) in Vancouver

ITBS is one of the leading causes of lateral knee pain in runners. The iliotibial band is a superficial thickening of tissue on the outside of the thigh, extending from the outside of the pelvis, over the hip and knee, and inserting just below the knee. The band is crucial to stabilizing the knee during running, moving from behind the femur to ...

Chest & Rib Pain - Allergy Season in Vancouver

March 17th, 2010

Chest & Rib Pain - Allergy Season in Vancouver

Welcome to Today's Blog,

It's allergy season right now in Vancouver. With allergies come couching, sneezing and itchy throat and eyes. A common concern being presented to our office as of late include chest and rib discomfort and irritation. This is often the result of chronic coughing and sneezing due to allergies!

If you experience t ...

Back Pain Defined - Treatment in Vancouver

March 11th, 2010

Back Pain Defined - Treatment in Vancouver

Back pain (also known "dorsalgia") is pain felt in the back that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine.

The pain can often be divided into neck pain, upper back pain, lower back pain or tailbone pain. It may have a sudden onset or can be a chronic pain; it can be constant or intermittent, ...

Whiplash Treatment in Vancouver

March 10th, 2010

Whiplash Treatment in Vancouver

Whiplash is an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident.

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.

Whiplash is commonly associated with motor vehicle accidents, usuall ...

TMJ Treatment in Vancouver

March 10th, 2010

TMJ Treatment in Vancouver

The temporomandibular joint is the joint of the jaw and is frequently referred to as TMJ. There are two TMJs, one on either side, working in unison. The name is derived from the two bones which form the joint: the upper temporal bone which is part of the cranium (skull), and the lower jaw bone called the mandible. The unique feature of the TMJs is the articular ...

SI joint Treatment in Vancouver

March 10th, 2010

SI joint Treatment in Vancouver

SI Joint Vancouver, Sacro Iliac Joint Vancouver TreatmentThe sacroiliac joint or SI joint is the joint between the sacrum, at the base of the spine and the ilium of the pelvis, which are joined by ligaments. It is a strong, weightbearing synovial joint with irregular elevations and depressions that produce interlocking of the two bones. The human body has two sacroiliac joints: a left and a right joint that ofte ...

Scoliosis Treatment in Vancouver

March 10th, 2010

Scoliosis Treatment in Vancouver

Scoliosis (from Greek: skolíōsis meaning "crooked") is a medical condition in which a person's spine is curved from side to side, shaped like an "s", and may also be rotated. To adults it can be very painful. It is an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine. On an x-ray, viewed from the rear, the spine of an individual with a typical scoliosis may look m ...

Sciatica Treatment in Vancouver

March 10th, 2010

Sciatica Treatment in Vancouver

Sciatic Nerve, Sciatica, Leg Pain Vancouver Treatment 1Sciatica (or sciatic neuritis) is a set of symptoms including pain that may be caused by general compression and/or irritation of one of five nerve roots that give rise to the sciatic nerve, or by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve itself. The pain is felt in the lower back, buttock, and/or various parts of the leg and foot. In addition to pain ...

Pinched Nerve Treatment in Vancouver

March 10th, 2010

Pinched Nerve Treatment in Vancouver

Pinched Nerve - The term pinched nerve describes one type of damage or injury to a nerve or set of nerves. The injury may result from compression, constriction, or stretching. Symptoms include numbness, "pins and needles" or burning sensations, and pain radiating outward from the injured area. One of the most common examples of a single compressed ner ...

Neck Pain Treatment in Vancouver

March 10th, 2010

Neck Pain Treatment in Vancouver

Neck pain (or cervicalgia) is a common problem, with two-thirds of the population having neck pain at some point in their lives. Neck pain, although felt in the neck, can be caused by numerous other spinal issues. Neck pain may arise due to muscular tightness in both the neck and upper back, or pinching of the nerves eminating from the cervical vertebra ...

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