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

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

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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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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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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Acute Lower Back Pain? How To Prevent Chronic Low Back Pain: Fear Avoidance

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Acute Lower Back Pain? How To Prevent Chronic Lower Back Pain: Downtown Toronto Chiropractic Do you avoid the pain from your acute lower back pain at all costs or do you go about your life despite your lower back pain?   What you think about your lower back will determine if your acute lower back pain will turn into chronic low back pain.   Your attitude towards your lower back is one important factor in your recovery. Exercises are great, many treatments including chiropractic care and rehabilitation are helpful but one of the key hurdles to your recovery is how you preceive lower back pain and pain in general.   More than any other pain,[...]
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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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Snapping Hip Syndrome: 7 Exercises For Your Clicking Hip

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Snapping Hip Syndrome-Hip Pain: Toronto Downtown Chiropractor Does raising your leg trigger your snapping hip?   Have you wondered if your snapping hip will cause you problems in the future?   Read on, and I will answer the main reasons why you have a snapping hip and show you 5 exercises to help.   3 Causes of Snapping Hip   #1 Iliotibial band   A tiny muscle that starts in  the pelvis turns into a band running down the side of thigh called the iliotibial band (ITB) which is the main problem. The ITB gets too tight with excessive movement of the hips. With enough tightness the ITB[...]
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Acupuncture For Your Chronic Lower Back Pain: Painful Or Not? Helpful or Not?

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Acupuncture For Your Chronic Lower Back Pain: Painful Or Not? Helpful or Not? Toronto Downtown Chiropractor Have you considered acupuncture for your chronic lower back pain?   Will acupuncture give you relief for your chronic lower back pain?   In this issue of Bodi Empowerment I reveal the things to look for in your health practitioner using acupuncture. I also go over if acupuncture will be painful for you or not, and if acupuncture can give your chronic lower back pain relief.   Is Acupuncture Painful?   The first thing that most people ask me is if it’s painful. When people are being treated by me in our downtown Toronto clinic, I often tell them that if[...]
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