Spondylolysis Exercises To Stablize Your Lower Back

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Spondylolysis Dr Ken Nakamura Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Spondylolysis is a fracture of the lower back. Yet it doesn’t have to hurt. The key is doing the right spondylolysis exercises so you can get better. 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 break or fracture of part of your vertebrae. This thin and weaker area of the spine is called the pars area of your vertebrae. Female gymnasts, cricket bowlers and young male[...]
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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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The Big 5: Easy Exercises For Stabilizing Your Low Back

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Will the Big 5 low back exercises help your lower back?   What are the Big 5 low back exercises for stabilizing your spine?   Spinal stablilization exercises are used by health practitioners like this Toronto downtown chiropractor. Your goal with these exercises is to try and stabilize the “core” with exercises. Like trying to balance a shampoo bottle on your back in a “crawling” position, the muscles of your hip, back and abdomen need to be strong enough and have enough endurance to hold that shampoo bottle in place without tipping it over. In other words your lower back needs to[...]
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Disc Herniations Vs. Spinal Stenosis. What’s Causing My Sciatica?

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Disc herniation Vs. Spinal Stenosis. Why Do I have Sciatica? Dr. Ken Nakamura Do you have sciatica?   Is your pain from a disc herniation or is it caused by spinal stenosis (trapped nerves in the spinal cord)?   Knowing the cause of your sciatica will determine the treatment for you, so it’s important to find out the true diagnosis.   Disc herniations and spinal stensosis are often misdiagnosed by chiropactors and medical doctors alike. It’s important to know the true cause as the treatments for each a quite different.   For example when you are diagnosed with a disc herniation you often need extension exercises, while with spinal stenosis you often need[...]
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5 Strategies To Improve Your Chronic Lower Back Pain Using Exercises.

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Exercises Strategies For Your Lower Back| Downtown Toronto Chirorpactor Have you tried exercises for your lower back pain and haven’t gotten anywhere?   In this issue of Bodi Empowerment we find ways to improve your lower back pain and function through exercises. While I don’t go over specific exercises in this case I give you useful guidelines to help you with your chronic lower back pain.   According to the scientific research article called Annals of Internal Medicine in 2005 [1] the best way to improve pain is if: Your exercises program is designed for you and is supervised and Includes home exercises with a therapist follow-up High intensity[...]
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Does Tylenol (Paracetamol) Help Acute Low Back Pain?

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Paracetamol For Acute Low back Pain: Helpful? - Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Do you take Tylenol or Parcetamol for your acute back pain?   Do you know if Tylenol or Paracetamol actually helps your acute back pain?   Did you know that there is no research evidence that shows that Tylenol actually helps your long-term recovery from acute back pain?   Lack of evidence was the prime reason why researchers decided to find out if  a “universally recommended, first line analgesic for low back pain, appearing in most clinical practice guidelines worldwide” [1,2] was sound.   No research even compared Paracetomol (Tylenol) with placebo or taking Tylenol on a “as neeeded” basis.[...]
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Piriformis Syndrome: The Best 6 Exercises To Help Your Hip & Butt Pain

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Piriformis Syndrome Can Give You Buttock Pain: Toronto Downtown Chiropractic Do you have a pain in the butt that gets worse with sitting?   Does your buttock pain turn into sciatica or leg pain occasionally?   Have you been diagnosed with a disc herniation or piriformis syndrome?   In this article I show you the difference between herniated discs and piriformis syndrome then at the end show you the 6 exercises for piriformis syndrome.    Piriformis muscle is deep inside your buttock which gets very tight and irritated when there is pressure on it, like when you are sitting. Your piriformis muscle ‘s job is to rotate your hip outward away from the[...]
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Top 3 Exercises For Your Upper Back Pain

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Upper Back Pain: Top 3 Exercises for Your Upper Back pain- Toronto Downtown Chiropractor Do you have upper back pain ?   Is your pain about the size of a golf ball on one side of your upper back? Then you need to do these exercises so you can feel better.   What’s the cause of your upper back pain?  Many web sites say things like:   Rhomboid Muscle Trigger Point Levator Scapula Muscle Trigger Point Rib Subluxation (Rib Out of Place)   While these may be the cause of your upper back pain, for most people upper back pain comes from the neck. Holding your  chin up and out leads to the trigger points[...]
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Herniated Disc Part 2: The Best Exercises For Your Herniated Disc

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Have you gone over the “Disc Herniation Part 1” article from last week and feel better but still have pain? Do you want to find out the best exercises to put your herniated disc back in? Do you want to feel better than you do now? In this article I go over Best exercises to push a herniated disc back into place Stabilization exercises that keep your disc from coming out When you have a herniated disc the nucleus has been pushed through the annulus like in the picture above. What caused it to go out in the first place? The answer is[...]
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Disc Herniation Part 1: Best Self-Treatments To Help Your Lumbar Disc Herniation  

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Do you have a disc herniation? Do you need a way to relieve the sciatica from a disc herniation, that is sending sharp pains into your buttock, thigh and leg?  Are you feeling you can’t do your daily routine with your disc herniation? The good news is you aren’t stuck with a disc herniation forever. Most people can be helped without surgery. In this post, I’ll show you the best ways to change your everyday life to help your disc herniation. In the next article I will go over the best exercises to put the disc herniation back into place[...]
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