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.

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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 ...