Snow Shovelling The Right Way To Prevent Low Back Pain

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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

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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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The 4 Best Thoracic Disc Herniation Exercises | Mid Back Disc Herniation Exercises

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Best Thoracic Disc Herniation Exercises: chiropractor Want to know the best thoracic disc herniation exercises?   Would you like to know why you have a thoracic disc herniation?   Do you have thoracic pain each time you sit for an hour or more?   In this article of I will try my best to explain to you the basics of the thoracic spine, then show you the exercises you need to reduce your thoracic spine disc herniation. The thoracic  spine or mid back are the vertebrae in between your lower back and neck.     The Thoracic Spine is special for a three reasons.      [...]
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Hamstring Stretches & Lower Back Pain

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Sitting hamstring stretch: Don't do this if you want to prevent low back pain|Downtown Toronto chiropractor Do you love doing toe touches in the morning? Do you stretch your hamstrings every day? Do you have lower back pain and stretch like this at the gym, or before your game?   Stop right there. You could be causing your own lower back pain. By bending over and rounding your lower back like in the picture above, you are stretching your hamstring but you are also doing damage to your disc.   You see these people that can touch their toes like below.     You want to to be able to do this. You heard your Yoga teacher[...]
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7 Exercises To Prevent Back Pain

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Exercises To Prevent Back Pain|Dr. Ken Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Does your back pain keep coming back?   What can you do to prevent back pain?   What are the best exercises to prevent back pain?   The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) led by researcher Steffens[1] did a review of the research of the best exercises to prevent back pain.   Steffens concluded that exercises to prevent back pain are effective, and that they reduce the risk of future back pain during the next 12 months by 35%.  Furthermore education regarding your back pain further reduces the risk by about 50%. At the work place this translated into[...]
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How To Attain Perfect Posture Through Exercises

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Perfect Posture : Downtown Toronto Chiropractor | Dr. Ken Nakamura   Attaining Perfect Posture is difficult to achieve. For a select few of you, you can reach your goal of perfect posture. Most of you can get in that perfect posture for short periods of time but revert back to old habits. Still for the unlucky few you can’t even get into that position.   The good news for everyone is that, if you do these exercises you will be able to improve your posture.    Measure Where You Are   Wall Test: Stand with your back to the wall with your feet a few inches or 5-8 cm away from the back[...]
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Best Therapy For Pain Radiating From My Neck To My Arm? Cervical Radiculopathy

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Person with Cervical Radiculopathy. Neck pain that radiates down the arm. Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Is your chiropractor or physiotherapist having trouble improving your neck pain that is travelling down your arm ( cervical radiculopathy )?    Do you have trouble checking your blind spot, while driving from pain radiating down your arm ( cervical radiculopathy ).    What’s the best therapy for cervical radiculopathy?   Radiating pain from your neck that goes down your upper arm to your forearm and even your hand is called cervical radiculopathy.   Cervical relates to the neck vertebrae called the cervical vertebrae and radiculopathy refers to numbness, tingling or pain that radiates down the arm when your nerve is irritated.   With[...]
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My Herniated Disc Again! Why Does My Disc Keep Going Out?

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Disc Pain | Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Dr. Ken Nakamura Got a herniated disc again?   Are you getting frustrating with your herniated disc?   Want to know why your disc keeps going out?   In this issue of bodiempowerment I’m going to help you understand why your disc keeps herniating.   Your disc is found between each vertebrae and helps give your spine flexibility. Injuries to your body like your hand it will hurt. Your disc on the other hand is not like the rest of your body. You can injure your disc and it won’t hurt. You wouldn’t even know anything is wrong. That’s great, isn’t it?    The answer is[...]
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2 Minutes To Improving Your Sitting Posture

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2 Minutes To Improving Your Sitting Posture: Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Do you have bad sitting posture?   Have you started to get neck pain, lower back pain or mid back pain when sitting too long?   Quick, correct your sitting posture right now? Does it improve how you feel?   Chances are if you have bad posture correcting your posture will improve how you feel in the lower back, upper back or neck. Good sitting posture makes you look better and takes away that stiffness and pain that comes as you sit for prolonged periods of time. Sitting up straight gives you the air of confidence and puts less pressure[...]
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4 Easy Exercises To Get You Going At Work Or Home

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Exercises For The Office |Dr. Ken Nakamura Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Are you feeling stiff and sore at work? Got a headache from sitting too long? What exercises easy exercises can you do at work or home? You are probably too busy at work to go the gym. When you don’t have time and you need to be able to do stretches right at your desk. You don’t need to lie down you just need to sit or stand. Exercise #1 Neck Posture: While working, try to sit and stand with your spine tall and your shoulders back and down and chest out. Your head should be moved backwards as much as[...]
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