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Can you recommend good lower back pain stretches?

Can you recommend good lower back pain stretches?

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

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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What are good lower back pain stretches and exercises?

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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Is mid back pain that stretches around the ribs to the front a sign of serious stomach problems? Dull achey throbbing pain

Yes, : Yes, that could be a sign of a serious problem. If it is in the flanks then there could be a kidney problem, such as a stone or infection. Gallbladder pain can also cause pain on the right abdomen/back. Also, if you have any rash, shingles can cause pain that goes from the front to the back. Please be medically evaluated. If you have persistent pain, vomiting, fever, or feel light-headed then you need to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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Is there something i can do to reduce lower back pain and what stretches can I do?

Is there something i can do to reduce lower back pain and what stretches can I do?

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. Use of nsaid's, salonpas hot patches, heat/ice may also help. If no access to a pt, try pilates/yoga/piyo. ...Read more

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13 year old with extreme lower back pain and when she stretches she fells like part of her spine pops back into place. why is this?

13 year old with extreme lower back pain and when she stretches she fells like part of her spine pops back into place. why is this?

See a Physician: Lower back pain is pain that originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. The problem may be a simple nuisance but may require urgent medical attention. It is a good idea to see a physician for an evaluation, tests and imaging. See a Physician. ...Read more

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Pulsation feeling in toes and calf pain, back stretches an pt for 9months.Excercise an 1hr a day.Happens at rest and when active. No real relief help?

Pulsation feeling in toes and calf pain, back stretches an pt for 9months.Excercise an 1hr a day.Happens at rest and when active. No real relief help?

Consider vascular: Doppler studies are ultrasounds that can check for arterial and venous bloodflow. The "pulsation feeling" may be an indication that a vascular problem is present. Ask your pcp about this. Many facilities will offer free screenings for pad (peripheral arterial disease). If there is something noted, a vascular specialist may be consulted. ...Read more

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What stretches are good to relieve back pain?

What stretches are good to relieve back pain?

Core muscle strength: You will need to strengthen abdominal and low back muscles. Yoga and pilates are options as are others. ...Read more

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What are some good stretches i can do for upper back pain?

What are some good stretches i can do for upper back pain?

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. Use of heat, rubs, electrical devices and ultrasound is not a long-term answer. No pain no gain to a point. ...Read more

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I have been having pain in my back lower neck. The pain stretches from shoulder to shoulder. Sometimes it stretches down my spine to lower back.

I have been having pain in my back lower neck. The pain stretches from shoulder to shoulder. Sometimes it stretches down my spine to lower back.

Neck pain: Pain in the neck that is muscular is frequently felt between the shoulder blades and down to the mid back. This follows the anatomy of the trapezius muscle. Pain is likely from spasm due to overcompensation if these muscles for painful neck muscles or joints. The other source if pain is "referred" pain. Disc arthritis pain may also be felt in this region. Treatment is nonsurgical with pt, nsaids. ...Read more

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What are good stretches for lower back pain?

Spineuniverse.com: Look up williams low back exercises and mckenzie exercises. These are good exercises for the spine. ...Read more

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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