5 Myths of Core Stability

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5 Myths Of Core Stability | Best Toronto Chiropractor Dr Ken Nakamura
Core stability exercises have been proven by research to prevent and rehabilitate many types of pain. [1] The problem is many chiropractors and physiotherapists have made assumptions about lumbar stabilization exercises, abdominal recruitment exercises and motor control exercises. #1 Core Stability Myth Core Stability muscle damage/changes doesn’t affect low back stability or pain. Core muscles are needed for spinal stability. Research, on the other hand, shows that despite damage and changes to the core muscles like in pregnancy and surgery, these damages/changes don’t affect low back stability or pain. [1] The huge amount of research available has not been able[...]

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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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Posture: Top 5 Websites For Core Exercises

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Sitting Posture: Core Exercises To Help Your Posture: Toronto Downtown Chiropractor
How is your posture today?    Have you been told you need to improve your posture or need core exercises?   Have you tried to sit in an ideal posture in the morning and within a few minutes your posture had reverted back to normal? It might be due to a need for core exercises.   While I have my articles on posture which are:   Healthy Standing Posture To Reduce Low Back Pain Advanced Posture Exercises For Your Rounded Upper Back How To Improve Your Posture: 4 Upper Back Exercises Posture: Correct The Exaggerated Arch In Your Lower Back[...]

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Custom Orthotics: Caution When Getting Orthotics

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Custom Orthotics: The right shoes can help you avoid oot pain: Toronto downtown chiropractor
You just got a custom pair of orthotics but they aren’t helping. What happened?   Did you get ripped-off? Maybe custom orthotics don’t work for you.   One of the most commonly overlooked problem with custom orthotics is the shoes. A chiropractor or physiotherapist may recommend and give you a pair of great custom made orthotics.   Still these great pair of custom orthotics aren’t helping, even worse the orthotics are giving you pain in new places.   So what is happening?   Break In Periods For Custom Orthotics   With any new pair of custom orthotics there’s a break-in[...]

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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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Knee Meniscus Tear Exercises For Derrick Rose And You After Surgery

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Knee X-rays:Exercises For Derrick Rose After Knee Meniscus Surgery Toronto Downtown Chiropractor
What kind of exercises should Derrick Rose or you do after knee meniscus surgery?   How long will it take for Derrick Rose or you to get better after a meniscus tear?   In most cases the Derrick Rose being a NBA basketball player would get better quicker than the average person. NBA players spend hours everyday trying to get better. Some NBA players have taken as little as 6 weeks like Jeremy Lin. Derrick Rose on the other hand is slated to be out the rest of the season.    See Also: Knee Meniscus Tear Injuries For You After[...]

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Healthy Standing Posture To Reduce Low Back Pain

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

How to Improve Hyperlordotic Posture: Toronto Chiropractic Clinic
Do you need to improve your standing posture like the person in the above picture? Want to improve your confidence and image with a better standing posture? This article focuses on improving your standing posture to reduce low back pain. As an added benefit you will improve your confidence from within and the perception of others about you.

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Best Toronto Chiropractor: How to Find The Best Chiropractor In Your City

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Are you currently getting the exact same treatment repeatedly and getting the same results?   Do you want to make more progress with your pain?   In this post, I explain the criteria I would look for if I were a chiropractic patient.   As a chiropractor with a love for my job, and with 18 years of experience, I write about the most important criteria to consider when looking for the best chiropractor or best chiropractic clinic for you. Finding the best Toronto chiropractor or the best chiropractor in any city is not easy. Empathy, Competency and Safety: What[...]

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6 Things You Should Look For In A Chiropractic Clinic: Chiropractic Clinic Best Practices

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Have you ever heard that once you see a chiropractor you need to see them forever? Have you been to a chiropractic clinic where they would not treat you on the first visit?   Have you been told, at a certain chiropractic clinic, you need to sign-up for 60 or 80 visits to get better?   Have you had the three-minute chiropractic visit?   Yes, all of these things and more happen everyday in your town and certainly here in downtown Toronto.   As a chiropractor for over 18 years, I love the profession because I love what I do.  [...]

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