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Are Elliptical Trainers Good For Herniated Discs
Varies: Specific exercises will vary depending on your cerival spine injury. However, exercises that focus on proper posture of the spine, interscapular strengthening and core strengthening wil help support the spine and reduce forces to the injury. Make sure to have an evaluation from a physician and a physical therapist first to customize your program. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: A lot depends on positions that cause problems (bending forward or back). This has an impact in exercises that help. So if you have pain with sitting or bending forward then do exercises in standing or neutral spine positions (elliptical), if the opposite consider things like recumbent bike. Either way avoid exercises where you have to bear down. ...Read more
Have 8 hern. discs, spinal facet arth., deg. disc dis., and more. Losing weight and core strengthening. Would a lumb/sac belt ever be an good option?
It may help with : your symptoms in conjunction with a well executed exercise program combining: flexibility, cardiovascular conditioning and core strengthening. You may want to start this program under the guidance of your physician and a physical therapist and transition to a home program. ...Read more
If no nautilus equipment are available, what is the best weight training and free style(push ups, pull ups)excercises for lumbar degenrative disc diseas?
Yes, very good: The following medications are used for the pain of a herniated disc: anti-inflamatories (both steroidal and non-steroidal), analgesics, narcotics, anti-depressants, muscle relaxants, and anti-seizure medications. In term of both back pain and extremity pain, the anti-inflamatories work the best. Adding a narcotic for a limited time is appropriate in the acute setting. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Careful exercise: Start by avoiding prolonged positioning ; repetitive twist or bend maneuvers. If you had physical therapy, resume exercises. Use of otc medication will help control symptoms. Cardio workouts may help except for rowing ; maybe running. If did not have physical therapy, you may want to get a session to learn exercises. Weight control ; not smoking are key. Core exercises like yoga ; pilates. ...Read more
About 6 weeks: 6 weeks is typical to heal a fracture in the foot well enough to return most to normal, everyday activities. You might need more bone depending on where and how extensive the fracture(s) are. Return to physical activities such as sports might need more time as well. Talk to a podiatrist or orthopedist for specific guidelines. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've had (4) spine surgeries and a cervical and lumbar spine fusions. Sit-ups are out - what is best for core strengthening?
Are there other c/v exercises for 58 year old with bursitis in shoulders and knees besides swimming, cycling, and running/speed walking to lower chol?
Not many: Those are the biggies. You can try resistance training (ie weights). I would suggest low weights with high reps. Other possibilities include aerobics classes or even water aerobics. Looking at your situation from another perspective, maybe it is time to have your conditions evaluated for treatment if their symptoms limit your recreational and fitness activities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great option: I recommend patients try a series of 1-3 lumbar or cervical epidural steroid injections for back or neck pain from disc degeneration. This change in your disc is normal after age 16 but can become very painful. Aggravating activities include bending, twisting, overhead lifting, sguats with weights, running and jumping. The injections should make your pain symptoms progressively better for 6 mos. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are dozens!: Burrpees are perhaps the best overall best single exercise you can do especially if you pair them with a push up and a jump at the end of each one. Squats, planks, pushups, mountain climbers, superman pose, dips, oh! there are dozens of great exercises! Check out this website to get started: https://www.acsm.org/docs/brochures/resistance-training.pdf ...Read more
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