Simple Ways to Alleviate Back Pain as You Get Older

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Alleviate Back Pain | Dr Ken Nakamura Best Toronto Chiropractor Your body goes through changes as you get older. Unfortunately, sometimes those changes can result in discomfort. That’s why it’s not uncommon to develop back pain later in life.   The spine consists of vertebrae stacked atop each other. Discs between the vertebrae essentially work as shock absorbers. However, these discs deteriorate over time. This reduces shock absorption and causes the vertebrae to rub against each other more often during movement.   That doesn’t mean you simply have to accept that chronic back pain is going to be a natural side effect of aging. There are plenty of steps you[...]
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Step By Step Return To Sport After A Concussion Part II

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Post Concussion Syndrome | Best Toronto Chiropractor Dr Ken Nakamura   The great news is that most symptoms of concussions or post-concussion symptoms resolve within 3 weeks. If your post-concussion symptoms are persistent take these steps to ensure to you recover properly. Below are listed the 8 steps in chronological order that you need to do in order to get better.   If you are stuck at a step it means it’s time to get help. You should see a chiropractor that has experience and extra training in post-concussion assessment and treatments.   Return to Sport #1 Rest for 48-72 hours. Start by getting a few days of rest with no[...]
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How To Return To Sport After A Concussion

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Concussion | Best Downtown Toronto Chiropractor What is a Concussion? A concussion is a direct or indirect trauma to the brain that affects how your brain functions such as thinking, vision, balance and consciousness.   What Causes Concussions Face and neck trauma will cause brain trauma and thus concussions, but you also get concussions from something very surprising. A body blow or fall to the ground without hitting your head can also cause a concussion. I’ve seen soccer players who were tackled and hit the ground and never hit their head suffer from a concussion that took them out of play for weeks. What Symptoms Do I[...]
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Spondylolysis Exercises To Stablize Your Lower Back

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Spondylolysis Dr Ken Nakamura Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Spondylolysis is a fracture of the lower back. Yet it doesn’t have to hurt. The key is doing the right spondylolysis exercises so you can get better. My experience has been that you can turn a spondylolysis that has progressed to a grade III spondylolisthesis and relieve a person’s pain with the right combination of treatments, exercises and attention to posture. So What is spondylolysis?   Spondylolysis is a break or fracture of part of your vertebrae. This thin and weaker area of the spine is called the pars area of your vertebrae. Female gymnasts, cricket bowlers and young male[...]
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The 7 Most Important Exercises For Rotator Cuff Pain

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7 Most Important Exercises For Rotator Cuff Pain Do you have rotator cuff pain or shoulder pain?   Which exercises do I need for rotator cuff pain?   Do I need surgery for a rotator cuff pain?   The good news is most of you can avoid surgery by doing the exercises below.  These exercises will help most people that have rounded cuff pain. If you continue to have rotator cuff pain consult your chiropractor for more specific exercises.   The first three exercises will start helping you with your rounded shoulders. For the full article click Fixing Your Rounded Shoulders in 7 Easy Steps   Exercise #[...]
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Exercises To Get Rid Of Orthotics.

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Walk Barefoot While Consciously Maintaining Your Tripod Foot | Dr Ken Nakamura Chiropractor Exercises can be your key to get rid of orthotics from your shoes?   You may be saying, well I depend on my orthotics so I can’t do without them. You may be surprised to find that most people have the ability, given the time and effort to do the exercises below, to get rid of orthotic dependency.   Your health practitioner told you to get orthotics. I say that while each case is individual I would say from experience that it is possible for many of my patients to improve their standing and walking so they can get rid of orthotics[...]
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Fix your Rounded Shoulders In 7 Easy Steps

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Round shoulder exercises | Best Toronto Chiropractor How can you tell if your shoulders are too rounded?   Try this test to see if you have rounded shoulders. Stand up and put your hands by your side. Where are your thumbs? The best way to tell if your shoulders are rounded without being a chiropractor is to stand with hands at your sides. If your thumbs turn forward or outward then your shoulders aren’t rounded. On the other hand, if your thumbs turn in towards each other then your shoulders are rounded and you need to do the exercises below.   The picture above shows that his left[...]
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Choosing A Back To School Backpack

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School Backpack | Best Toronto Chiropractor As heard on 680 News this is the followup article to the interview that was done with Dr Ken Nakamura on August 13th.   Choosing a school backpack depends on 4 criteria. Use: What you will be using the school backpack for. Features: What features are important when looking for a school backpack. Fit: Buy the right size school backpack for your child or teen. The capacity of the backpack: Depends on the use of the school backpack. #1 Use of Your School Backpack What are you going to be using your backpack for? If you are simply taking a[...]
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Exercises For Your Winging Shoulder Blade | Part 2

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Shoulder Winging | Toronto Downtown Chiropractor Dr Ken Nakamura | Best Toronto Chiropractor Have you read part 1 of How to Fix Your Winging Scapula?   Previously in the article How to fix Your Winging Scapula you learned how to stretch the muscles that are bringing your shoulder into forward rotation (internal rotation). A forward rotated shoulder causes a muscle imbalance with the serratus anterior.  You need to strengthen the serratus anterior muscle to help your winging shoulder blade. This article teaches you how to strengthen the serratus anterior by video and pictures. Below is an image of the serratus anterior. Six Exercises For Your Winging Shoulder Blade #1 Scapula Wall Slides For Your Winging Shoulder Blade Elbow[...]
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Step-By-Step Exercises To Fixing Your Winging Scapula | Part 1

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

How To Fix Your Winging Scapula | Best Toronto Chiropractor Do you have a winging scapula?   Would you like to know how to fix your winging scapula?   Here is the step by step method for fixing your winging scapula.   Fixing Your Winging Scapula To fix your winging scapula you need to fix the forward rotated shoulder. This involves stretching your  lats (lattismus dorsi), pec major, pec minor and subscapularis, Step 1: Stretch your Lats Reach up with both hands Reach to the side as far as you can go You should feel the stretch from the upper arm to the torso Hold for 30 seconds to a minute. Step 2: Stretch your[...]
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