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

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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

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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

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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

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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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