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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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How can I track my progress of back pain exercises?

How can I track my progress of back pain exercises?

Pain change: If your pain is improving then you are doing a good job exercising, if not see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can you recommend good low back pain exercises?

Can you recommend good low back pain exercises?

Yes: Check my stretches at this web site: http://harvardneurosurgeon. Com/pt2.Html. ...Read more

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What are good lower back pain stretches and exercises?

Back pain exercises: Neutral spine mcgill exercises are a great place to start. Quadriceps, hamstring, and pirifirmis exercises help. These are all on you tube. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are good low back pain exercises?

Can you tell me if there are good low back pain exercises?

Core: Core excercises are very good for low back pain. There are several examples of "core exercises" on the internet. Your physical therapist should also be able to show you examples. It is also important to stay flexible with emphasis on stretching your hamstrings. ...Read more

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Lower Back pain. Can gym exercises cause lower back pain? How to heal it and avoid further damage?

Lower Back pain. Can gym exercises cause lower back pain? How to heal it and avoid further damage?

Here are some...: Strenuous exercise on any part of body, especially to the sites not moving around often, will cause soreness, but expectantly fade away in few days. To avoid possible unwanted injury to the muscles, you have to adjust to what you can tolerate and gradually intensify the level of exercise. At times, you may need a trainer if you feel uncomfortable with your own common sense. More? Seek professional ...Read more

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Any rec's for poor posture (hunched back) and chronic back pain? Exercises, strategies for remedying years of bad habits.?

Any rec's for poor posture (hunched back) and chronic back pain? Exercises, strategies for remedying years of bad habits.?

Exercise: Exercise, exercise, and then some more exercise; you can't imagine how much benefit you can get from simply waking 30 minutes per day; I have patients who lost @ 10 pounds just simply by waking their dogs 30 minutes per day. So keep moving to better health. ...Read more

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My back gets pretty sore after 18 holes. Are there any back pain exercises or other home remedies that could help me get back in shape quickly?

My back gets pretty sore after 18 holes. Are there any back pain exercises or other home remedies that could help me get back in shape quickly?

Yes: Best way to reduce back pain is to be as light as you can (optimal weight) be as fit as you can (high level of fitness with good core muscle strength) and don't smoke. The intermittent use of anti-inflammatory medications will help as well. ...Read more

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Can I fix back pain by doing ab exercises?

Can I fix back pain by doing ab exercises?

Not always: If it were that simple we would have eliminated back pain in fit patients which is not the case. Core exercises are usually beneficial but if pain persists then other structures (facet joints or discs) may be damaged and in need of treatment. ...Read more

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How do I fix back pain when doing ab exercises?

Core strengthening: Strengthening the core muscles can help chronic low back pain. This includes conditioning of the abdominal muscles and the low back muscles as well as the chest and lower extremities in a balanced fashion. Avoid impact exercises (such as long distance running) and try low-impact alternatives such as the elliptical machine or stationary bicycle. ...Read more

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Side and lower back pain in the groin, what exercises can I do?

Back pain: I would rest the back and hamstrings so upper body exercises can be done for now. If you don't aggravate your back doing them. If you do, stop and take a rest for a week. May take some over the counter advil (ibuprofen) and a hot bath and massage may help relieve the muscle pains. If this does not help see your physician. ...Read more

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Can exercise program with walking and stationary bike be effective? I cannot run due to back pain and wonder are other exercises still good for body?

Can exercise program with walking and stationary bike be effective? I cannot run due to back pain and wonder are other exercises still good for body?

Aerobic fitness: Walking, cycling and swimming are great activities to achieve aerobic fitness. Building up to 30 minute sessions 5 times a week with exercise heart rate at 70 per cent of age predicted maximum (220 minus age) will help achieve cardiovascular fitness. ...Read more

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Low back pain. 8 mos post laminectomy. Need good lower back strengthening exercises. Pain dr. Claims says its bio mech changes in facets post surgery?

Low back pain. 8 mos post laminectomy. Need good lower back strengthening exercises. Pain dr. Claims says its bio mech changes in facets post surgery?

Possibly: There is nothing about a laminectomy that should precipitate facet pain/arthritis. But patietns with spinal stenosis who require laminectomy often have multiple back issues including facet arthritis. There could be scarring after surgery causing some pain but typically you would have some leg pain as well. After completing pt and core exercises, facet pain can easily be tested with an injeciton. ...Read more

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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 more

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What exercise can I do for back pain?

What exercise can I do for back pain?

See below: Core exercises are probably the best for low back pain. A great exercise program for low backs can be found at www. Therehabzone. Com ...Read more

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What exercises help if I have back pain?

Core Strengthening: For back pain usually a program of strengthening and stretching. The stretching would include hamstrings. The exercise program varies but would include stabilization exercises and core strengthening. ...Read more

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What kinds of exercises help reduce back pain?

What kinds of exercises help reduce back pain?

Depends: Many studies have tried to examine which exercises are the best for someone's back pain. The most important thing to do is to concentrate on stretching and strengthening exercises. Weght training has benefits for patients of any age. Just make sure that you work with a trainer first so you use the equipment correctly and safely. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more