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Ab Exercises For People With Lower Back Problems
How should I exercise with chronic lower back pain? Are there any good exercises for people with chronic lower back pain?
Yes: Exercises that strengthen abdominal and back muscles best, . ...Read more
What are some good exercises to strengthen the back muscles (i have chronic back pain from sitting down at work)?
"superman" exercise: Back injuries should always be checked by your doctor, especially if chronic or if one experiences symptoms down the leg(s). The superman exercise is ideal for strengthening the back muscles. Lie on your stomach, arms outstretched in front; lift the rt. Arm/shoulder and left leg/hip off the floor for 5 seconds, then repeat on the opposite side, do 12 sets, twice a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have neck oa. Getting upper back spasms with overhead strength training (5lb). How else can I strengthen my arms and upper back?
Several Options: You many consider having a functional evaluation with a physical therapist to provide a regimen to minimize any neck mediated symptoms and also evaluate your overall functional mobility for areas of improvement. You may also find doing these exercises supine rather than upright may take some stress off your neck. ...Read more
Scoliosis is interfering with my daily life, back muscles are imbalanced, causing back and pelvic pain.What exercises can I do to correct my imbalance?
Options for treatmen: For the adolescent (Age 19) treatment for curves 40 degrees that are progressive despite brace treatment, surgery maybe indicated.? Treatment options include observation, orthoses (brace) and surgery. There is no evidence that exercise programs are effective in preventing progression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can someone have Lyme disease without fatigue? Muscle aches/tightness in right side of body, esp upper back/scapular area, arm, and leg for 3 weeks?
Hip with groin pain mild until constipated then pain in those areas increase with lower back and leg pain...Any ideas?
I have a lower back pain and front and back ribs pain with strain at bak...Stiff back muscle...What are the possible reasons and treatment for that?
I have degenerative disc disease and arthritis in my lower back. What arecsome safe weight lifting exercises i can do to strenghten my body?
Weights: The right person to ask is your treating physician. ...Read more
What are some exercises that i can do for my back and shoulder muscles with only dumbbells and a chinup bar?
Can i receive proper medication for my back injury in ohio I have L5 s1 disc herniation and radiculopathy and cronic pain in back and both legs
Complicated: Relying solely on medications is not an optimal solution. Pain meds won't fix your problem and thus taking them will lead to tolerance and risk dose escalation. There is a role for pain meds if used sparingly and only in times of severe breakthrough pain. At 41, they shouldn't be used around the clock. Also consider medications for nerve pain but again they won't fix the problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a PT: If you are referring to therapeutic exercises, then working with a physical therapist could be very helpful. Strengthening the abs and stretching the hip flexors and hamstrings can be helpful for back pain. Quad, hamstring and pelvic muscle strengthening is often helpful for the knees. If asking about cardio, swimming, use of a recumbent bike and the elliptical may the best for you. ...Read more
Have cervical spondylosis w muscle spasms in upper back and neck. Should i be doing any upper body strength training or not?
Yes you could: Any thing with comfrot you could do. ...Read more
Scoliosis: Unless your curve is severe (50-70° or more), your pain is probably typical mechanical or muscular. Degenerative is certainly another source. Scoliosis patients are no more likely than those with straight spines to have pain. I would recommend pilates/piyo/yoga for core strength. If that fails, then potentially seeing a mckenzie certified pt would be best. This would require a doc's rx. ...Read more
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