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Back Support Belt For Obese People
I want to know about some exercise for Lordosis patients .. using back support elastic belt and cervical collar for more than a year but nothing work?
It may help if it--: -due 2 habitual posture. It serves as a reminder 2 not slouch. If due 2 anatomical variant, they will not help. ...Read more
Better treatments: If you have a herniated disc a support belt might make you feel more comfortable (particularly if you need to lift with a bad disc) but it's probably best to work with a physical therapist to strengthen the muscles that support your spine making your own internal "support belt" it might be that external belts actually weaken underlying muscles but they can't undo a disc problem. ...Read more
No!: Elastic support belts or braces do not keep you safe when doing heavy lifting at work. Only your brain keeps you safe. These belts and braces only serve as a "reminder" to be safe. Relying on them for support and safety is a common mistake that often leads to back issues. Rely on them only as a reminder tool. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weightlifters who lift very heavy weights in internatnal event put very tight leather belt on lower abdomen bfore lifting.This protects from hernia?
I believe: That the belt is for back support. It would not prevent hernias from forming. ...Read more
My trainer said, that people who used to be obese, then lost their weight, will notice having larger than average leg muscles, compared to others.?
Yes if they r active: I have been suprize by how mascular is the legs of obese people are, this likely due to the extra weight that they have to carry around 24/7. This of course is until their movement and activity start to slow down, at then you will probably start seeing atrophy and loss of this mascular bulk. ...Read more
I nworry about people helping elderly mom stand while pulling on belt. If osteoporosis can back get fractured?
Different forces: Compression fractures of the spine are usually caused by sudden forces in an up-and-down direction. Jumping from a height, or falling on one's butt could cause upward force. Hitting one's head on something could cause a downward force. Pulling on the belt causes a gentle horizontal force, and provides support to reduce the risk of a fall, so would not increase fracture risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low impact chair exercises for hypertensive diabetic ladies over50s? Looking for 5 30sec stations for home gym clients
Can I use yoga belt like pt belt to help 92 year old lady get up, ambulate? What is safest way? Loose? Snug? Pull up?
Suggest some names of shoes for flat feet for a overweight person according to BMI weighing around 88 kg?
Google: Most physicians and even podiatrists cannot keep up with the shoe industry. Shoes come and go. However you can Google this question and get a lot of responses. Having said that, your concern should be your flatfootedness. Get into a pair of custom orthotics and then worry about the shoes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recent rapid weight loss 35 lbs in 2 months with no dieting/sharp pain in spine below bra strap for week/have tried anti inflammatories/musclrelaxers?
See a physician: You should consult your physician for rapid weight loss and pain in your spine. Multiple medical conditions can do that and the work may include a blood count , chemistries ct or MRI scans . Do not delay see your doctor . Once we find the cause it'll be easier to treat with the right medication.. ...Read more
Looking for ideas--elderly relative, wheelchair bound, paralyzed lft side, bad osteoarthritis in rt knee. Refuses pt, trad meds/injections not working?
Aqua-therapy: Would she consider aqua therapy? Therapeutic exercises in the water can be easier to tolerate and can be a good first step toward a wheelchair bound patient regaining their independence. Thank you. ...Read more
I'm 5'1" & weigh 250 lbs, not over eating, under. Is weight loss surgery a good option? Chronic lower back pain=hard to exercise, weight hurts back
If you are really: 7 years old, you should not be on HealthTap. If you are older, you MUST be overeating to weigh 250 pounds. If you do not have a medical condition, such as hypothyroidism, that can be treated -- you need intensive education in caloric restriction, increased physical activity and weight reduction. ...Read more
Is there an external belt or brace that can help carry upper body's weight for weak pelvic floor muscles? Would a brace for si joint pain work?
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
What is the difference between pillows designed for people who sleep on their back/side and pillows for people who sleep on their stomach?
I can't speak about: Any specific product designs.If you sleep on your back a puffy pillow which provides support but doesn’t put your neck at too much of an angle is recommended. If you sleep on your stomach, then no pillow or a thin pillow is best. When sleeping on your side a thick pillow can help to maintain your neck ; head in a neutral position. ...Read more
Why are individuals who have severe physical disabilities (non weight bearing) more prone to osteoporosis or osteopenia?
If don't use it ....: Lack of force applied to bone over time causes loss of mass and strength: simular to muscle. ...Read more
Having chronic hip (poppingsounds) and knee pain. I'm 32Female; 5'6"; 130lbs. i have flat feet and 1.1cm leglength difference. It's begun to impact my life. getting shoe inert from podiatrist for flat feet and to adjust leg length.what to do next?
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