Neck Pain

Neck pain can be caused by trauma, inflammation and even repetitive stress on related structures. In fact, among repetitive stress injuries (RSIs), neck and shoulder pain were most common at 25%. A large portion (55%) of RSIs occur while on the job and unfortunately some occupations are more at risk. There are also risks associated with common household chores and sporting activities. While most people who suffer from neck pain are not limited in their activities, one in 10 Canadians do experience some limitations.

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Acute & Chronic Neck Pain

Neck pain is a common problem with many possible causes. Hunching over a computer, arthritis, whiplash, and muscle strain from simple things like reading in bed or grinding your teeth can all trigger neck pain. Your neck is part of your spine, which runs from the base of your skull to the bottom of your back. Keeping your back safe and strong also protects your neck.

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Headaches & Migraines

Most Canadians will suffer from at least one headache in their lifetime; however, the reason for the headache can differ from one individual to another. In fact, headache triggers can vary from environment, food, stress, dehydration and others. Still, headaches or pain to the head can be caused or referred from muscles, joints, ligaments or nerves.

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Whiplash & Concussions

A sudden acceleration-deceleration of the head, most often during a motor vehicle accident, causing the cervical spine to move in hyperextension and/or hyper-flexion causing injury to any of the following: bony structures, ligaments, muscles, nerves and connective tissues.

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Disc Herniations

A herniated disk refers to a problem with one of the rubbery cushions (disks) that sit between the individual bones (vertebrae) that stack to make your spine.

A herniated disk, which can occur in any part of the spine, can irritate a nearby nerve. Depending on where the herniated disk is, it can result in pain, numbness or weakness in an arm or leg.

Many people have no symptoms from a herniated disk. Surgery is usually not necessary to relieve the problem.

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Jaw Pain

The bones of the temporomandibular joint are separated by a disc of cartilage to keep your jaw moving smoothly. When those muscles become irritated, the disc is displaced. Common symptoms include popping, a clicking sound or sensation, muscle tenderness, joint tenderness, and being unable to open your jaw wide. Your risk of developing this pain is increased by jaw injury, stress, or grinding and clenching your teeth.

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

The term ‘thoracic outlet syndrome’ describes compression of the neurovascular structures as they exit through the thoracic outlet. The thoracic outlet is marked by the anterior scalene muscle anteriorly, the middle scalene posteriorly, and the first rib inferiorly.

This condition has emerged as one of the most controversial topics in musculoskeletal medicine and rehabilitation. This controversy extends to almost every aspect of the pathology including the definition, incidence, pathoanatomical contributions, diagnosis, and treatment.

Researchers namely identify two main categories of TOS: the vascular form (arterial or venous), which raises few diagnostic problems, and the neurological form, which occurs in more than 95-99% of all cases of TOS.

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Have Questions? Here's what you can expect from your first visit

Dr Zuback may be treating your back, neck, headache, or other area of pain, but first she needs a complete picture of your health history and current health in order to provide the best possible treatment for you. On your first visit she will take the time to hear about the details of your pain and use a comprehensive exam to help determine the cause of your pain/injury.

Following the first visit, you will receive a comprehensive report of findings, where your questions will be answered and your pain/injury better understood. Dr. Zuback will go over her recommendations of care based on the evidence, her clinical experience and your preferences and goals.

If a condition should be treated by another health care professional, Dr. Zuback will make a referral. Click "learn more" to get a better understanding of what you should expect during your first chiropractic visit.