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how to exercise with a lower back injury

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Aquatherapy or : Exercising in a pool and swimming is probably the safest way with the guidance of your physician.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Stretching: With a low back injury, the most prudent thing to do is simple low back stretches like williams low back exercises to stretch the muscles and allow th ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Rest heat OTC meda: Generally most just get better with activity restriction and rest but one can apply heat or cold depending what feels best and take over the counter m ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends on cause: Improvement of symptoms depends on what is the cause. Muscle spasms respond well and quickly to physical therapy and anti- inflammatories. Fractures ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Rest: Most nontraumatic low back pain will get better with simple rest. If it doesn't or if it goes down your leg or causes weakness, see your doctor as so ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: This is not uncommon as the muscles are interconnected.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Pain in the lower back can cause you to tighten upper back muscles. Also, your gait may be altered to compensate for low back pain, this too can cause ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Lewis
34 years experience Occupational Medicine
Yes: Yes, you can have pain radiation down into the groin or into the leg. There can be radiation of the pain from the back without any affected nerve roo ... Read More
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Dr. Stan Lee
Dr. Stan Lee answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Once a spine fusion consolidates, very few restrictions are medically necessary. One should always use good body mechanics and back care techniques wi ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Cortisone vs PRP: Cortisone has better evidence-based medicine support. At the same time the use of cortisone is limited due to it's side effects. Rec.: see your pain ... Read More

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