Getting X-rays Or MRI Early: Will Imaging Make A Difference For You?

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

MRI Lumbar Spine -Better To Have MRI Early: Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Dr. Ken Nakamura Should you get an X-ray or MRI right away?   Do you need a CAT scan?   What type of imaging is best for your lower back pain?   Chiropractic guidelines like their medical guidelines recommend that a preliminary X-ray be taken if you are over 70 years old, and for even minor trauma if you are over 50 years old.    As a general guideline, X-rays are necessary in the following cases.   If you have sustained a significant traumatic injury at any age. If you have experienced any type of trauma (even a minor one) if over age 50. For[...]
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Effective Therapy For TMD Is Inside Your Mouth | Jaw Pain Therapy

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

TMD Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction: Toronto Downtown Chirorpactor Dr. Ken Nakamura Do you have Jaw pain that just won’t go away ?   Do you have TMD or Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction?   Have you asked your dentist about your jaw pain with no success so far or even thought of jaw surgery?   Temporomandibular Joint or TMJ is your jaw joint found just in front of your ear. When something goes wrong with your TMJ it’s called Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD). TMD is a problem for 40% of people, affecting your muscles or joints (TMJ) or both.   With TMD you can often hear clicking when you open or close your mouth often[...]
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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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Can Acupuncture Help My Lower Back Pain? Treatments For Back Pain

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Can Acupuncture Help My Lower Back Pain: Toronto Downtown Chiropractor, Dr. Ken Nakamura Are you considering getting acupuncture for your lower back?   Have you tried physiotherapy, chiropractic and rehabilitation for your lower back and it still hurts?   How do you know acupuncture is for you?   In this issue of Bodi Empowerment I go over the criteria you use to determine if you are a candidate for acupuncture.   First when I talk about acupuncture there are many forms of acupuncture. There is acupuncture for the ear called auricular acupuncture, Korean hand acupuncture, laser acupuncture which utilizes laser instead of a needle, acupressure techniques like Shiatsu and reflexology.   All of[...]
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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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Cuboid syndrome: Relief For Mid Lateral Foot Pain

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Cuboid Syndrome: Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Dr. Ken Nakamura Do you have pain on the outer (lateral), middle part of the foot?   Do you have trouble putting weight on the outside (lateral) part of your foot especially when you are pushing off to step?   Then you may have cuboid syndrome. The cuboid is one of 26 bones in your foot. The bones along with the ligaments and muscles need to hold up your body weight when you stand and absorb the shock from walking, running and jumping.   Your cuboid is pretty stable when you consider all the ligament attachements. A muscle tendon called the peroneus longus[...]
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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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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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Part 2 Degenerative Disc Disease : Best Exercises To Help Your Lower Back Pain – Spondylosis

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Degenerative Disc Disease Exercises: X-rays showing DDD: Downtown Toronto Chiropractic Have you  been told that you have degenerative disc disease and are looking for relief?   Did you want surgery for your lower back or would you prefer degenerative disc disease exercises?   Chances are that you don’t want surgery. Degenerative disc disease exercises can help many people who have this condition like you.   What is Degnerative Disc Disease? Degenerative disc disease is essentially the thinning of the discs that are found between your vertebrae. At the tender age of 7 years of age the blood vessels that feed your disc start to disappear. By the age of 20[...]
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