Fix your Rounded Shoulders In 7 Easy Steps

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Round shoulder exercises | Best Toronto Chiropractor
How can you tell if your shoulders are too rounded?   Try this test to see if you have rounded shoulders. Stand up and put your hands by your side. Where are your thumbs? The best way to tell if your shoulders are rounded without being a chiropractor is to stand with hands at your sides. If your thumbs turn forward or outward then your shoulders aren’t rounded. On the other hand, if your thumbs turn in towards each other then your shoulders are rounded and you need to do the exercises below.   The picture above shows that his left[...]

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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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Effective Therapy For TMD Is Inside Your Mouth | Jaw Pain Therapy

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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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Does Tylenol (Paracetamol) Help Acute Low Back Pain?

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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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Hip Impingement Syndrome: How Do I Know I Have It | Femoral Acetabular Impingement Syndrome:

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Hip Impingement Syndrome: Why Do I Have Hip Pain: Downtown Toronto Chiropractor
Do you have groin or hip pain while tying your shoes, or going up the stairs?   Does sitting for long periods make your pain worse?   Does your pain sometimes become sharp or “catch” with activity?   If you answered yes to these questions you might have hip impingement syndrome. The technical name for this condition is femoralacetabular impingment sydrome.   You also might be walking with a swing of your torso over the bad side, and feeling pain right over your hip. Keep in mind most people will feel the pain as in the diagram above not near[...]

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6 Exercises You Need For Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction: Sacroiliac Joint Pain:

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Sacroiliac Joint Pain: Downtown Toronto Chiropractor
Do you have pain on one side of  your lower back or upper buttock when rolling over in bed?   Do you have trouble sitting for long periods of time or when rising after sitting?   Is it painful when getting in or out of the car?   If you answered yes to any of these, you may have sacroiliac joint pain. Some experts call this condition sacroiliac joint dysfunction, sacroiliac joint strain and sometimes sacroiliac joint inflammation.  Today I will go over what is sacroiliac joint dysfunction, causes of this condition and at the end will go over the exercises you[...]

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New Research Recommends Adding Chiropractic Care To Standard Medical Care For Lower Back Pain

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New Research Recommends Adding Chiropractic Care To Standard Medical Care For Lower Back Pain
Are you getting standard Medical Care like medication, physical therapy and heat/ice for your lower back pain?   Have been referred to a pain clinic for lower back pain?   A scientific study showed that adding chiropractic to medial care is more helpful than medical care alone. Research published in the journal Spine in 2013 [1] a prestigous peer reviewed journal shows that chiropractic care when added to standard medical care is superior to medical care alone.     Medical Care in this case varied from medications including pain killers, anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxors, physical therapy, heat /ice and even referral to[...]

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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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Lower Back Spinal Stenosis: Is Your Treatment Right or Wrong?

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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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