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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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

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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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Active Release Technique: Is it For You?

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Active Release Technique: Is it For You? Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Have you thought about getting Active Release Technique for your muscle ache?   Were you wondering if Active Release Technique is effective for your pain?   Active Release Technique (ART)is one of the most popular techniques used on athletes. Increasingly the technique is used to treat non-athletic injuries, anywhere you have tight muscles and knots that need relief.   Active Release Technique or ART is also called Myofascial Release Technique. The techniques are identical but I will use the term Active Release Technique.     Active Release Technique uses the patients’ own movement specific for that particular muscle making the[...]
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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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The Good & Ugly About Acute Low Back Pain

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Acute Low Back Pain-What Should You Do? Toronto Downtown Chiropractor Did you just put out your low back?   Want to know the best way to get back your life as quickly as possible?   In this issue I go over some proven things you should do and shouldn’t do, when you have acute low back pain with or without sciatica. First I go over the red flags that should alert you that you should be worried.   See Also:  Sciatica: The Best Exercises For People With Sciatica     When Should You Be Worried About Acute Low Back Pain?   Trauma: If you are older and had a fall and[...]
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Lower Back Pain: When Will You Get Back To Work?

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Lower Back Pain Recovery& Prognosis -Toronto Downtown Chiropractor You’ve just put out your lower back and you want to get back to work. What determines when you will get back to work?   How will you prevent a reoccurrence of lower back pain?   In this issue of Bodi Empowerment this Toronto downtown chiropractor answers all these questions and more.   The likely course of your lower back pain is called a prognosis.   The good news is most of you will improve markedly in the first six weeks. The bad news is that after the first six weeks most people improve more slowly up to 3 months,[...]
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Does Chiropractic Work?: Chiropractors

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Chiropractic Scientific Evidence:Toronto Downtown Chiropractor Have you thought about seeing a chiropractor for your pain?   Is there evidence for what chiropractors do?   In this article I give you the plain evidence for what chiropractors treat, proven by research.  I also point out the conditions that aren’t proven.   If you are looking for a chiropractor you should seek out a chiropractor that does treatment that is backed up by evidence. This is an evidence-based chiropractor. For more articles on choosing a chiropractor look here and here,   The Evidence For Chiropractic   Chiropractic spinal manipulation is widely used for the treatment of lower back[...]
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Sciatica: The 4 Best Exercises For People With Sciatica

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Lower Back Pain and Sciatica Are you frustrated with your sciatica?   Would you like to know the best ways to treat sciatica?   Keep reading to discover what your options are and how to do the exercises to help your chiropractor or physiotherapist through your treatment program. What is Sciatica?   Simply put, pinching of a nerve which causes pain into your buttock, down your thigh into the leg and sometimes into the foot.   The nerve can be pinched in 6 different spots. So if your medical doctor or chiropractor is telling you that you have sciatica, ask them to be more specific.[...]
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Herniated Disc Part 2: The Best Exercises For Your Herniated Disc

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

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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