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Best Back Exercises For Posture
Hard to say: Without knowing more about yourself. The best thing for your back, is to first make sure your weight is optimized. If you are overweight that places undue stress on your back. Then, exercise wise, consider exercises that strengthen your core, as a healthy back requires balanced muscular responses from your back and abdominal muscles. ...Read more
Its possible: I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more
Mindful Yoga?: I don't know the specific back problem you have, or what type of back exercises you're considering. The vipassana retreat i just attended included some gentle, mindful yoga -- and people were of course free to amend postures according to any physical limitations they had (like back pain, etc). Please ask your doctor about any specific limitations s/he feels you need to observe with exercise. ...Read more
Yes: You won't make it worse, but prolapse needs to be addressed. ...Read more
Can an adult, with postural kyphosis, back return to normal shape? Do posture exercises all the time.
Most likely no.: When it comes to spinal deformities like kyphosis and scoliosis, the spine usually does not return to a "normal" shape with exercise/bracing/chiropractic manipulation. While these treatment methods may help a deformity like kyphosis from getting worse, surgery is typically required in order to correct it. ...Read more
4 mnts ago, was doing back exercises and kinda tweaked it, hurtful when bending then after a month it was gone and transferred to my left leg. Problem?
Gloves: Hand grip may be fatiguing if weight too heavy, also I use weight lifting gloves to improve grip and absorb sweat. Also they protect hands. Good luck. ...Read more
Hi, i have shoulder pain when I turn my arm external rotation whilst is raised. Started after doing weighed dips. No pain while doing back exercises.
Routine back exercises, disectomy on l4/l5. No help. I have had 13 spinal injections since 05/11. Will too many injections harm me? Only thing working
Depends: There's many different type of injections and different type injection could use different mixture of medication. I believe your doctor will determine the type injection is appropriate for you or not. You can ask this same question to the doctor who performed those injection on you. ...Read more
What exercises should I do to remove my postural kyphosis ? I got muscles but still i got a small deformity on my back. Any link please for exercises?
Activity after fused: Given that rods were removed, i must assume that the fusion is solid. Therefore, there are really no restrictions for you in a solidly fused lumbar spine. Core exercises like pilates/piyo/yoga are great (your flexibility will be limited, obviously). Aerobic exercises as tolerated and continue to progress as tolerated. ...Read more
Slight disc bulge at l4/l5. Treatment needed? Will traction make disc go back in? Or just back exercises will do?
Integrative care: A herniated disc can cause back pain as well as foot pain by physically pressing on the nerves that travel to the foot and by irritating them through the extrusion of pro-inflammatory disc materials. Physical therapy and other conservative measures, including medication management, are considered first line treatment. If these fail, your physician may recommend epidural steroid injections. ...Read more
My fit, active husband has had some lack of control in one leg along with numbness while he plays tennis, and today he fell. He does back exercises.?
Go to doctor ASAP : These symptoms could mean he is having (or developing) ministrokes or stroke. Get him to an emergency department or his primary care doctor. He needs a good physical exam and testing. ...Read more
Is there any possible way to correct/straighten the postural kyphosis by exercises after the age of 20 ?
The back top of my head feels like it's piercing/flashing pain why? Can postural problems cause this from the spinal cord?
Neck: There are a variety of upper cervical spine disorders that can result in similar pain. Which one you have or don't have would require a good exam. If the problem is bothersome then have it checked out. ...Read more
Is it possible to correct/reverse my postural kyphosis into a normal corrected spine? Age : 20. I train, got muscles everywhere, still no results!
Postural Kyphosis: As a podiatrist, i see patients with kyphosis present for foot orthotics to correct part of this. However, the specialities that deal with this the most are physiatrists, chiropractors, and osteopaths. There may be a rigid part that is permanent, but there may be a good deal of functional muscle and ligament tightening that you can work on, and see results. Too much sitting in front of computer? ...Read more
I'm 20, and i wanna use a brace to straighten up my postural kyphosis, some say it's too late. So, is it gonna work or just deform more my spine ?
Not really: When a person is still in their growing phase, a brace can be used to potentially correct an increased kyphosis. When growth is complete, this opportunity for correction is lost. A brace may hold the spine in a straightened position in an adult, but as soon as the brace is removed, the kyphosis is still there. ...Read more
On my 20s, i know that is gonna prevent the deformity if I use the brace for my postural kyphosis, but is it gonna cause any bad issues for my spine?
Will likely not be: Helpful at all. You are done growing at age 20, so there is no reason to have a brace for this diagnosis. You have to see a physical therapist ; learn some very effective trunk stabilization programs, core strengthening programs, postural educations. The brace will not change your deformity, ; will only likely cause pressure points ; inconvenience. See a spine surgeon if you are having symptoms. ...Read more
28 yr old male, with thoracic "postural" kyphosis since adolescence (don't know degree)
Can it heal or improve with exercise, physio or any other way?
Is there any alternatives for doing postural drainage, it causes me sinus congestion, i ve bronchiectasis, chronic nasal issues and back problems?
No but: You can ask your doctor to give your something (antihistamine nasal spray ?) to decongest your nose or try breathright strip to keep your nose open while doing the drainage. Be sure that your aiming your Nasonex (mometasone) towards the outside direction of the nasal cavity and not the center. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, m.E fibromyalgia & eds3, what's the best way to treat and manage it all? Exhausted!
Core stabilization: People with connective tissue disorders and loose ligaments often have muscular pain from the large muscle groups working over time to maintain posture.Best is to slowly build core strength and stability muscles (slow twitch) so the larger (fast twitch) are used as they are supposed to (movements versus posture). A good physical therapist can help with this- gives endurance, prevents fatigue. ...Read more
I have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome &my fingers swell a lot in the heat go back to normal in cooler temps is this from pots or smthng else?
Other cause: Probably another cause. Possibly medications.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome will midodrine help blood get back to heart when standing up?
Give me your best advice for a patient struggeling with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Also would coq10 or alpha lipoic acid help. Thank u?
Seek the causes: POTS is a collection of symptoms but always has underlying causes that should be discovered/addressed including adrenal fatigue, thyroid imbalances,nutrient deficiencies,food allergies, scar tissue inducing autonomic dysfunction, chronic infections,heavy metal toxicity etc. Coq10 & lipoic acid may help some but consider homeopathy, acupuncture etc. Consult a Holistic MD: http://tinyurl.com/zkr8v2p ...Read more
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome gives me angina. Male 22. If i exercise laid down no heart and arm pain, if stood up i get it.
No: Pots cannot give you angina. To get angina, you have to have narrowed or blocked coronary arteries. That's unheard of at your age unless you use Cocaine or are diabetic (and then it's very rare). If you have abnormal cas, pots can exacerbate the supply/demand balance by making your heart beat faster (which increases demand). Your exertional pain is likely muscular. ...Read more
Big jerks in all of my deep tendon reflex test. I have numbness and tingling and postural tremors. Normal MRI of braim and spine. Low B12 and sjogrens
What would cause postural hypotension triggered by heat in healthy 15 yr old girl. not dehydrated, good diet, slim, exercise reg. Deficiency? Vitamin?
Orthostatic: Postural hypotension occurs when something interrupts the body's natural process of counteracting low blood pressure. Occasional dizziness or lightheadedness may be relatively minor — mild dehydration, low blood sugar, or too much time in the sun or a hot tub. It may also happen when you stand after sitting for a long time, (class, concert, church). If only occasional, not cause for concern. ...Read more
Numbness, postural tremors weakness fatigue. Is this multiple sclerosis? Mri of brain and spine normal, hyperreflexia. Low B12 and sjogren's syndrome.
Explanation: You mention two issues, and at age 23, am surprised at this combination, but b-12 deficiency can result in peripheral nerve and spinal cord problems which may explain many of your symptoms. Sjogren's can mimic ms and also cause a small fibre neuropathy which could explain additional issues. Do not need an ms explanation here, as doubtful you have that also. Suggest neurology eval. ...Read more