My Herniated Disc Again! Why Does My Disc Keep Going Out?

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

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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Where The Heck Is My Pinched Nerve Coming From? Dermatomes, Sciatica And Lower Back Pain

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Where My Nerve Pinched ? Dermatomes, Sciatica And Lower Back Pain: Dr. Ken Nakamura Downtown Toronto Chiropractor How do doctors determine where my pinched nerve is?   Which tests best determine the offending nerve?   What can I do to help with this trapped nerve?   I get dozens of emails everyday from people with detailed MRI reports with no information about their history or examination. A typical report might look like this:   “L4 – L5 shows broad based posterior protrusion causing indentation of thecal sac, filar roots, severe narrowing of neural foramina and mild compression of exiting, traversing nevre roots (L > R) L5 – S1 disc shows diffuse annular bulge causing mild narrowing of[...]
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Disc Herniations Vs. Spinal Stenosis. What’s Causing My Sciatica?

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

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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7 Exercises For Your Spinal Stenosis, Lateral Stenosis & Why You Have Sciatica

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Spinal Stenosis Comprehensive Guide: 5 Exercises For Your Spinal Stenosis & Lateral Stenosis: Toronto Downtown Chiropractor Do you have Spinal Stenosis or Lateral Stenosis causing lower back pain and sciatica?   Do you get leg pain that gets better when you use a shopping cart or when you sit down?    Have you been told that there is nothing you can do about spinal stenosis except for surgery?   In this issue of Bodi Empowerment.com I will go over the meaning of spinal stenosis, lateral stenosis, why you might be feeling leg pain, and finally seven exercises that are helpful for spinal stenosis.   Typically if you have spinal stensosis you have more pain with standing, which[...]
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Cervical Disc Herniation: Best Exercises For Your Sore Neck

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Cervical Disc Herniation: Comprehensive Guide To Cervical Disc Herniation Including Exercises: Downtown Toronto Chiropractic Do you have a cervical disc herniation?   Does your cervical disc herniation cause pain in your neck that refers down to your shoulder or arm?   Are looking for the best exercises that can help your cervical disc herniation ?   In this issue of Bodi Empowerment I go over the causes of  cervical disc herniations, what’s happening in your neck when you have a cervical disc herniation, symptoms for all the different cervical disc herniations, then I go over the exercises you need to help your neck get better.     Why Do I A Cervical Disc Herniation?  [...]
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Piriformis Syndrome: The Best 6 Exercises To Help Your Hip & Butt Pain

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

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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Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD): Remedies For Lower Back Osteoarthritis That Provide Relief

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

MRI of Degnerative Disc DiseaseMRI Showing The Lower Back With Healthy Disc Near The Top With The Bottom Four Being Narrowed, Darker in Color With Disc Bulges: Degenerative Disc Disease: Downtown Toronto Chiropractic Does your X-rays or MRI show Degenerative Disc Disease DDD?   Do you have radiating pain or weakness in your leg from degenerative disc disease?   Does forward movement aggravate your pain while extension relieves your pain?   In this issue of Bodi Empowerment I’ll go over the causes of degenerative disc disease DDD, why you are getting pain, MRI and X-rays views of DDD and finally treatments.   Treatments for degenerative disc disease include conservative therapy, disectomy, disc fusion, disc replacement ( disc arthroplasty ).   Your doctor told you that you have degenerative disc disease DDD and even[...]
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Your Guide To Slipped Discs, Disc Herniations, Disc Bulges, Disc Protrusions and Disc Extrusions

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

 Disc Bulge: Why Is Your Disc Bulging & Best Treatments For Disc Bulges Do you have a disc bulge that is causing you incredible pain in your lower back?   Does your disc bulge give you sciatica or pain down your leg?   Have you wondered what’s going on in your lower back to cause all this pain?   In this issue of  Bodi Empowerment I go over what’s going on with your disc bulge, the cause of your pain and what kind of  treatments are best for you. In other words I act as guide to help you decide what to do.   Disc herniations, or disc bulge occur when the disc that is[...]
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Lower Back Spinal Stenosis: Is Your Treatment Right or Wrong?

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Spinal Stenosis Is Your Treatment Right Or Wrong: Toronto Downtown Chiropractor Did you have an MRI telling you that you have a disc herniation or spinal stenosis (pinching of the nerve)?   Is your chiropractor or physiotherapist treating you for spinal stenosis found on your MRI or X-ray.   Your chiropractor or physiotherapist might be treating the wrong thing.  A surprising number of chiropractors, physiotherapist and medical doctors believe the MRI and X-ray reports more than their own findings. Most of them allow these reports to influence your treatments. You probably believe your health practitioner too especially when you can actually see the nerve being pinched on the MRI. Why wouldn’t[...]
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Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation Vs. Nerve Root Injections for Lumbar Disc Herniations

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation Vs. Nerve Root Injections for Lumbar Disc Herniations-Toronto downtown chiropractor Are you considering chiropractic spinal manipulation for your disc herniation?   Have you been wondering if a nerve injection would help your lumbar disc herniation?   Instead of lower back surgery a viable option could be nerve root injections or chiropractic spinal manipulation for your lumbar disc herniation.   I this article of Bodi Empowerment I go over the pros and cons of chiropractic spinal manipulation vs. nerve injections.   Chiropractic spinal manipulation is when a chiropractor puts you on your side and “cracks your back”. Now I don’t like to call it that, I prefer the word “adjustment”.  [...]
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