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what are helpful recommendations for keeping your spine healthy?

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Dr. Bryan Reuss
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Flexible Hamstrings: Flexibility of hamstrings, core strength, healthy weight, proper lifting technique, proper show wear.

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A 22-year-old member asked:

How will mydoctorbegin toexamine my spine?

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Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Spine exam: Usually by doing a full neurological exam, usually followed by an mri, which is prob. Being overused at this point.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can a osteoblastoma reoccur within the spine?

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Dr. Vikas Patel
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Yes but not commonly: Osteoblastoma is a benign tumor that is typically cured by surgical removal. It can reoccur but does not commonly. Generally, after surgery, the patient should have regular monitoring for reoccurrence.
A 36-year-old member asked:

My spine pops all the time. Does that mean I have extra mobility? That would be a good thing, right?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Spine popping: The normal range of motion in most joints is accompanied by various popping, clicking, or snapping sounds. This is normal. If you are getting lots of such sounds from your spine, it does imply that you have good range of motion, and this is a good thing. For example, if you practice yoga, you will notice a lot more of these sounds in your spine as you increase your flexibility and range of motion.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How can I strenghten the abs without straining the spine?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See below: This is a good question. It is definitely possible to strengthen the abs without straining the lower back. This usually involves learning how to contract the back and abdominal muscles at the same time. This takes some practice. You can work with a trainer, physical therapist or yoga therapist and they should be able to help you.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the spine surgeons in california?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Spine suregons: Spine surgeons can be neurosurgeons or orthopedic spine surgeons. This is true for the whole usa.

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