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Is there any exercises to get rid of hump on the back of my neck? I slouch Sometimes my hunch isn't big though

Is there any exercises to get rid of hump on the back of my neck? I slouch Sometimes my hunch isn't big though

Improve your posture: This is not worrisome is there are no associated symptoms such as pain or weakness. If the contour of your neck lessens with improved posture, it is important to maintain good posture as much as possible by keeping your head above your shoulders. Focusing on strengthening the muscles between your shoulder blades and abdominal muscles and limiting prolonged sitting will helps. ...Read more

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Exercise is physical activity, such as walking, running, swimming, biking, ...Read more

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When i bend over I have a hump in my back i do a lot of gym work and general exercise, when i stand up right my back looks fine?

When i bend over I have a hump in my back  
i do a lot of gym work and general exercise, when i stand up right my back looks fine?

See below: When we bend over the natural curves in our spine reverse and we all have a "hump" in the middle of our back. If your back looks normal when you are standing up i doubt there is anything wrong. If you are worried, see your doctor to get checked out. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Stretch your muscles
10 Min, Daily, forever
Breathe into the area of pain
Once
Visualize the area in spasm relaxing
Once
Take supplements that support your joints
Daily
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I have a slightly curved back, is there any method to straighten my back through exercises?

I have a slightly curved back, is there any method to straighten my back through exercises?

Several things: Beyond working with a surgeon, consider yoga as it will help with spinal alignment and posture issues. Otherwise, working with a personal training may be helpful to set up a routine strengthen your core(your back and abdominal muscles). There are so many ways to strengthen these muscles is difficult to readily elaborate in this short space. Please seek further, more detailed help. ...Read more

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I do 8 exercises for my back. Is that enough?

I do 8 exercises for my back. Is that enough?

Possibly: Any exercise for your back is better than no exercise. Make sure your technique has been evaluated by a physical therapist to make sure you are doing them right. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
Once
Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
Daily
Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
Daily
Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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What stretching exercises should I do on a daily basis to keep my back limber and pain free?

What stretching exercises should I do on a daily basis to keep my back limber and pain free?

Yoga and leg lifts.: Some yoga positions, especially the sphinx and the cat, can really help stretch the back. Leg lifts of various types can also stretch the back and strengthen your core. It's never too late to start. Good luck. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Get evaluated by a spine specialist
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Walk regularly
30 Min, 3x week, forever
Avoid smoking
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Perform gentle back exercises (examples at www.TheRehabZone.com)
20 Min, 3x week, forever
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What are some good exercises to strengthen back and abs?

What are some good exercises to strengthen back and abs?

See below: There are many great exercises to strengthen the abdominal muscles. One of the best exercises are called planks. To do this lay on your stomach and lift your belly and legs off the ground with your forarms and toes on the ground. Try holding this postion for 15-30 seconds at a time. A great resource for these can be found at www.therehabzone.com ...Read more

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