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3 Best Lumbar Multifidus Exercises
See below: The best exercises for low back are gentle core strengthening exercises. A great program for this can be found at www. Therehabzone. Com ...Read more
Regards a flat lower spine, what's the difference between a lumbar spine exercise therapist, a physiotherapist and chiropractor and who best to help?
See below: Physiotherapist who specializes in treatment of the spine. ...Read more
Too many to describe: There are numerous exercises that one go do in the gym for the back. Speak with a personal trainer at the gym or search on-line for the specifics. ...Read more
Yoga!: Often the best exercise for your low back doesn't involve exercising the low back at all. Stretching the back, and strengthening the abdominal and oblique muscles, as well as stretching hamstrings and glutes (buttocks) can really help. Massage (rolling on one or two tennis balls in a sock on a carpeted floor) is good, but in the longer run, yoga is terrific. ...Read more
Extension: Neck&back pain can result from repeated flexed postures-examples of this are texting, writing eating. We are frequently in this forward bending position. This can result in disc herniations leading to pain. Repeated extension exercises can help reverse this and strengthen the back. I recommend the book "treat your own back" by r. Mckenzie. Yoga also improves strength and flexibility of the spine. ...Read more
Deadlifts: Along with squats, back extensions, and core strengthening exercises. ...Read more
What are the best exercises for herniated discs in lower back (L4&L5). Injury is 5 years old and I am 25.
Back: Stretching exercises might help.Get a more detailed answer ›
Run, swim, cycling, what is the best exercise for lower back pain and sciatica? And what is the best time to start, while in pain or after?
I have had three lower lumbar surgeries and one of them was a fusion. It seems like every 2, 3 years my. Back starts hurting bad again. Why is this?
Exercises: I do not know the level of your fusion or the # of motion segments involved. But following three spinal operations in the same area will result in scar tissue formation that may account for some of your pain. Lack of core muscle strength may also contribute. The development of adjacent disc disease above or below the fusion may be the cause. You should see a spinal surgeon. ...Read more
Core Strengthening: Once you've had a lumbar fusion it is a good idea to get in an organized program of physical therapy to help you with core strengthening. Once you've learned these exercises to stretch and strengthen your core you can do them on your own at home. This will help take the load off of your spine and promote recovery. ...Read more
I read lumbar puncture shouldn't cause ongoing pain after. If this is case, what is best guess of why I have it, if I never had pain before procedure?
Core: Usually what is described as core strengthening exercises. By strengthening your core, your symptoms can improve and also you will potentially be able to do more as well. ...Read more
Three sets of lumbar sympathetic blocks? How much time in between for all three? Weeks or months?
2-4 weeks: Most physicians wait about 2-4 weeks between blocks and limit it to 3 in a 6 month period ...Read more
Back strengthening: As one who has a bulging disc (and no surgery), back strengthening exercises are very important to help stabilize the back. I recommend the "superman" exercise: lying on your stomach, stretch your arms out like you're flying through the air like superman. For 5 seconds, raise your right arm and shoulder, and left leg and hip off the floor, then repeat on the other side. Do this 12x on each side. ...Read more
McKenzie: Google mckenzie back exercises.Get a more detailed answer ›
McKenzie Exercises: Pt for back and neck conditions involve stretching, strengthening, and some range of motion. These exercises start very gently, and then are progressed by a certified pt based upon patient response. All patients are different, so the exact exercises differ as does the progress. Pilates is also excellent for the core (yoga and piyo other options) if you want non-medical option. ...Read more
Would plank exercises be safe on degenerated bulging lumbar discs or would it cause further stress and damage?
Plank exercises: Should be safe, but start gently and listen to your body. ...Read more
Please help! What is the best course of action for treating degeneration and bulging in all of my lumbar discs?
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more
I am two years post op two level lumbar fusion. Are kettlebell swings a safe exercise for me? I would be using a 20 lb bell or less of recommended.
Guarded: Certainly at this point you are healed from the surgery. I am sure you have been seen by your surgeon atleast at the 1 year visit. You can ask them. Also you should ask your primary med doc just to make sure you are in good enough medical shape (back aside) for that type of exercise. ...Read more
I have excessive lumbar lordosis from sitting too much ever since I was small. Can this be corrected through any exercises, or are attempts futile?
Unlikely: It is unlikely that you will be able to substantially change your mature skeletal frame with any non-surgical treatment. However, exercise and stretching as well as pt or chiropractic care can help with any discomfort. ...Read more
Stay mobile: I tell my patients to stay mobile and exercise as much as they can, and formal therapy can also improve one's back problems. ...Read more