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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5 Safe Ab Exercises For Your Lower Back Pain

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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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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

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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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Snow Shovelling The Right Way To Prevent Low Back Pain

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Shovelling Snow |Downtown Toronto Sports Chiropractor Dr. Ken Nakamura Snow shovelling can be the scourge of low back pain suffers.  Typically most of you will have no pain or the just a twinge while shovelling. You think that you made it through and go to bed that night without a problem.   Next day you wake up and just as you go to stand up you feel this excruciating pain. What happened? Was it the snow shovelling?   You might have strained a muscle, maybe sprained a back ligament but it’s actually worse than you thought. You put your disc with the repeated bending and twisting of your spine.  [...]
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6 Low Back Pain FACTS That May Change Your Life

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Acute back pain| Downtown Toronto Sports Chiropractor | Low back pain affects most people, in fact, low back pain affects over 80% of people at one point or another. With some facts about lower back pain you can decrease your own suffering. 1. Herniated Discs Herniated discs are painful and can be debilitating. You may think you need surgery or therapy but for the vast majority of you can get by without surgery or chiropractic care. Low back pain tends to go away without any therapy including chiropractic care and physiotherapy. It usually takes 4 to 6 weeks to recover from lower back pain without any treatment. You[...]
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