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 ...

Treating Migraines with Chiropractic Adjustments and Massage Therapy

February 10th, 2017

 

Those who have experienced a migraine know how debilitating it can be. The exact cause of a migraine is still unknown, but for those who suffer from them know the symptoms all too well: a pulsing headache accompanied by nausea, vomiting, light sensitivity, and even distorted vision. Traditional migraine treatment often involves pain-relieving medications, taken at the time of the migr ...

Relieve Tension Headaches

February 4th, 2017

Headaches occur from all kinds of reasons, ranging from mild, such as dehydration, to very rare, but severe, such as brain tumors or diabetes. More often though, headaches arise from muscle tension, stress, or irritation of the nerves and blood vessels in the neck. If you are suffering from chronic tension headaches, chiropractic treatment and registered massage therapy may help to relie ...

Chiropractic and Massage for the Treatment of Upper Back Pain

February 4th, 2017

Like low back pain, upper back pain is very common and can affect all age groups. Considering the number of bones, joints, and muscles that comprise the upper back, it is no wonder why upper back pain affects so many people. Common causes of upper back pain can include muscular irritation, joint dysfunction/mis-alignment, or trauma. The good news is that chiropractic treatment and regist ...