Spondylolysis Exercises To Stablize Your Lower Back

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Spondylolysis Dr Ken Nakamura Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Have you been diagnosed with Spondylolysis? Do you know what exercises will help with spondylolysis? 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 fracture of part of your vertebrae called the pars. Sports injuries, car accidents and even repetitive motion can break the pars area of your vertebrae especially with gymnastics, American football tackles and cricket bowling where you repeatedly extend your spine backwards.   The area[...]
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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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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?   If your thumbs are pointing in, towards each other you need to fix your rounded shoulders. If your thumbs are straight ahead then your shoulders are not likely too rounded.   There are 4 Steps to fixing your rounded shoulders. #1 Fix your Mid back To Fix Your Rounded Shoulders Fixing your rounded shoulders requires that your mid back is in proper alignment. The more rounded your mid back[...]
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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

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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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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

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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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