5 Safe Ab Exercises For Your Lower Back Pain

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Swiss Ball Crunches | Best Toronto Chiropractor Have you been wondering what are some safe ab exercises for your lower back?   Here are five safe ab exercises for when you have lower back pain. These exercises can be used to help prevent lower back pain.  #1 Stomach Vacuum Exercises: Safe Ab Exercises For Low Back Pain You can do this exercise standing or sitting. Slowly inhale as much air as possible. Exhale and bring your stomach in as much as possible. Visualize your navel going towards your lower back. One contraction is 20 seconds. Remember you can still breath while doing this. Work your way up[...]
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5 Exercises For Osteoarthritis

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Osteoarthritis: Damaged joint and healthy joint detailed diagram | Best Toronto Chiropractor Dr Ken Nakamura Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Your medical doctor just told you that you have osteoarthritis based on an X-ray, MRI or CT scan, and you want to know the best treatments, right?   Stop right there. Almost everyone over 40 years of age has osteoarthritis.  That means that almost everyone over 40 should have pain right? That’s simply not true.   The truth is research has proven that there is no correlation between the severity of osteoarthritis and your pain.  I see people with severe osteoarthritis on X-rays all the time, yet they have stiffness in the morning with a little bit of pain or[...]
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How To Get Taller By Improving Your Posture

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Getting Taller By Improving Your Posture | Dr Ken Nakamura Best Toronto Chiropractor Do you want to know how to get taller?   Did you know you can get taller by doing five essential exercises?   In this article, I help you discover the key to getting taller.    Your forward head posture and your lower back posture are the key fixes you need to get taller.   The forward head posture causes your upper spine to be more curved like the picture above. The more curved your upper back is, the more help you will need to get taller.     Forward head posture is so common in our society now, that[...]
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How to Promote Hip Health through Exercise

By Jennifer Dawson+

practising yoga, standing in horse rider exercise, anjaneyasana pose, working out, wearing black sportswear, cool urban style, full length, grey studio background, side view Half Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch | Dr Ken Nakamura Best Toronto Chiropractor Jennifer Dawson, writer at defendyourhealthcare.us is our guest columnist for this article on promoting hip health through exercise. If you have suffered from hip pain in the past, then it is more than possible that you have consulted a chiropractor to deal with issues such as arthritis, inflammation, sciatica, overuse, femoral acetabular impingement syndrome, or trauma. Many of these conditions are common in people of all ages, in no small part because we rely on our hip health for everything from bending to jumping, and even maintaining balance. If you are into fitness and working out, it is important to prevent injuries[...]
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4 Key Exercises To Help Rounded Shoulder Posture

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Band Stretch : Starting Position - Dr Ken Nakamura Downtown Toronto Chiropractor | Best Toronto Chiropractor What are the 4 key exercises to help rounded shoulder posture?   Do you have rounded shoulder posture from weight lifting or sitting at your desk too long?   Is your rounded shoulder giving you neck pain, headaches or upper back pain?   Sitting all day and weightlifting create a surprising shared problem.  Weightlifters love to work on their chest muscles as that is the most visible feature when they look in the mirror. While most weightlifters exercise their back muscles, my experience from observation at the gym and at the clinic of the patients that I treat is clear.   Overwhelmingly,[...]
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6 Spinal Stenosis Exercises To Help You Walk Longer

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Knee To Chest Exercises For Spinal Stenosis | Dr Ken Nakamura Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Do you want to learn the spinal stenosis exercises that can benefit you the most?   Do you have spinal stenosis in your lower back with lower back pain, buttock, thigh and leg pain?   Do you have trouble walking more than 10 minutes without bending over to get relief?   Would you like to know the Spinal Stenosis Exercises that could increase your walking distance perhaps even up to an hour?   First, if you have been diagnosed with spinal stenosis you should know, that exercises won’t cure you. The spinal stenosis exercises decrease your symptoms, but more importantly,[...]
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Running With Disc Herniations

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Running With Disc Herniations| Dr Ken Nakamura 110 Yonge Street #905 M5C 1T4 Tel:416-546-9199 Are you running after being diagnosed with a disc herniation?   Is your disc herniation preventing you from running as much or as far as you like?   Do you want to run again even with your diagnosis of a disc herniation?   Great news from recent research that came out in April 2017 indicates that running exercises actually strengthens the invertebral disc. [1] A group of researchers took a group of men and women who run on a regular basis and a group of people who were sedentary, not doing much exercise. What they found was that the discs[...]
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A Low Back MRI Won’t Get You Surgery Any Quicker

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Disc herniation Vs. Spinal Stenosis. Why Do I have Sciatica? Dr. Ken Nakamura Do you have severe lower back pain that you think requires surgery?   Did your medical doctor tell you that you need an MRI before surgery?   Did the same doctor tell you that your low back MRI will take months of waiting for an appointment, followed by a long another waiting period of months to years to get lower back surgery?     MRI’s are regarded as one the best types of imaging that is easy to do and non-invasive. By non-invasive I mean that you don’t have to have a needle stuck in your lower back possibly damaging your[...]
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Commuting? 3 Ways To Decreasing Your Spinal Stress

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Toronto Subway Seats Decrease Spinal Stress| Downtown Toronto Sports Chiropractor Dr. Ken Nakamura |Best Toronto Chiropractor Your daily commute can have a big impact on your spinal stress. So much so that it could be the cause of your neck or lower back pain.   To decrease your spinal stress you’ve changed your ergonomics at work, then you changed how you text, and finally you changed how you sit while on your laptop at home. Yet you still have pain while you are commuting. What’s going on?   Unfortunately, most commuter rides including the Toronto subway car above and the vast majority of cars, the seats are not well designed to decrease spinal stress. It’s surprising since[...]
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5 Way To Help Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Wrist |Dr. Ken Nakamura Downtown Sports Chiropractor | Best Toronto Chiropractor Have you been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome?   Would you like to know how to help your carpal tunnel syndrome?   If you are using your wrists a lot by typing or simply using your hands a lot then you could be vulnerable to carpal tunnel syndrome. You could get pain or numbness in your thumb and all of your fingers except your baby finger.  Here are 5 ways to help carpal tunnel syndrome.   1. Typing The Right Way Typing with your wrists crooked instead of straight has a huge impact on if you will get carpal tunnel[...]
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