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

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

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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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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Tension Headaches: Remedy For Tension Headaches

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Tension Headache Exercises: Toronto Downtown Chiropractor Do you have a headache that feels like a band of pain around your forehead, sides or back of your head?   Is your headache aggravated by poor posture or stress?   You likely have tension headaches if you answered yes to the questions above.  In this issue of Bodi Empowerment I will give you advice on ways to decrease your tension headaches from some of the more common causes and then show you a few exercises to help your tension headaches.   Tension headaches cause tightness of your muscles, either at the back of your head, side of your[...]
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Exercise Remedies For Chronic Low Back Pain

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Chronic Low Back Pain | Exercise Remedies For Chronic Low Back Pain - Toronto Downtown Chiropractor Do you have chronic lower back pain?   Have you tried chiropractic, physiotherapy, and massage therapy with temporary relief or no relief at all? You might need a second opinion or you just might need the right exercises.   In this issue of Bodi Empowerment, I give you some evidence-based exercises for chronic lower back pain and explain to you some of the reasons for why you’ve had this lower back pain for so long.   Stability For Chronic Lower Back Pain   Contrary to what you might think a flexible spine is not a good way to avoid chronic[...]
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Posture: Top 5 Websites For Core Exercises

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

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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Do You Need Orthotics? Orthotic Guide

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Do you have feet pain?   Have you been to your physiotherapist or chiropractor and been told you need orthotics?   Have you wondered if you really need custom-made orthotics?   In this article I give you the essentials to determine if you need orthotics and what to look for when a health care practitioner examines you for orthotics.   I don’t want you to be passive. I want you to be informed and know whether your health practitioner is doing a good job or not. Knowing the key points will allow you ask pertinent questions, look for the key tests[...]
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The Good & Ugly About Acute Low Back Pain

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

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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Knee Injury:Advanced Torn Meniscus Exercises After Surgery

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Torn Meniscus Exercises After Surgery-Knee Injury-Toronto Downtown chiropractor   Do you have a torn meniscus in your knee?   Do you want to learn some rehabilitation exercises to improve quickly?   In this issue I teach you the exercises needed to continue your improvement for your torn meniscus.  Whether you are an NBA player like Derrick Rose or the average person, these exercises will get you on the right track.   If  you just had surgery less than 4 weeks ago for your torn meniscus you should look at this article.    Just remember everybody’s improvement curve is different, even with the right meniscus exercises.   Why did this[...]
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