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Can Doing Back Stretches Hurt Your Back
HATHA YOGA: Look into a beginners hatha yoga class. It consists of a series of "poses" that works on strength and flexibility of the whole body but especially the "core". Doing stretches from a book or handout is like learning to be a doctor only from a book. You need someone to instruct you to make sure you are doing the exercises/stretches correctly. Otherwise, you may cause injury and defeat the purpose. ...Read more
If I stretch everyday, do the cobra stretch other back stretches neck stretch and leg stretches will I grow taller? Also taking multivitamins
No: You can find out if you can grow taller by having a bone age study done. This takes an x-ray of your wrist/hand and evaluates the growth centers seen in the bones to come up with a Bone Age, or standardized reading of your bone maturity. If your bone age is adult & the growth centers have closed, nothing will help you grow taller. No diet, no hormones, no stretches. They are good for health. ...Read more
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
Never hurt lower back but can't bend it. Tried stretches & yoga, nothing works. Skinny but lower back looks chunky because of problem. Help?
Muscle Spasm: What you likely have is a muscle spasm. You do not have to have direct trauma to the muscle. Just an unexpected movement when the muscle was not ready to move can cause the muscle to go into spasm. The "chunky" appearance you have in the lower back is probably a "tight - unrelaxed muscle. The best medicine is time, NSAIDs - Ibuprofen, message and a heating pad to the area. A muscle relaxer too. ...Read more
Are they any stretches I could to help relief lower back pain? It's just on the left side and it hurts worse when I am sitting down or standing.
Cause of back pain?: Have you had the back pain evaluated by a physician to find out the cause? I think that is important to do before seeking out advice on stretching exercises by a network such as this where we don't really have the ability to examine you first. Stretches could help your condition or depending they could worsen things. Your doctor should be able to direct you to a PT specialist as well. ...Read more
Back of the head pain when highbar squatting after one session that I looked up excesively while ascending. Everytime I squat it hurts. Did stretches?
Muscle strain: You probably pulled and strained the muscles in your neck and it should gradually disappear ...Read more
Swollen lymph node (~quarter size) right side under chin. Hurts to touch and when head tilts to left or back (skin presses at it stretches). 2 days?
Infectious: Swollen tender lymph nodes over a several day perior probably represents an infectious etiology. These particular lymph nodes can become swollen due to infections within the mouth. Mono and other viral ilness can cause a similar picture. Persistant swollen lymph nodes warrent evaluation and biopsy to exclude a lymphoma. ...Read more
My son when playing video games stretches his neck toward the tv. Its a habit. Because of this an area in his back hurts. Treatment? What's it called?
Make sure he is sitting in a well- supported position when playing games and limit game playing to no more than 1/2 hour a day
there are many studies showing side affects of prolonged video game use ...Read more
My son is 9yrs old, and strained too hard and his rectum has come out of him, will it go back in on its on? Can I do smething? This has happend before last year, it went back in then, but he didn't feel it at all then, now it seems to hurt him bad. That s
This is an: Emergency and the prolapse needs immediate reduction by a knowledgeable md either a pediatric GI or surgeon or a colon and rectal surgeon. He needs to be taken to the er at once. He is in pain because the prolapsed bowel is being strangulated by the sphincter muscles and needs immediate attention. Do not delay! ...Read more
Supports: I assume you are pregnant and asking about back supports. They will not hurt the baby. The baby is very well protected in your uterus, and you would not be able to tie it so tight that you could stand it to a point that it would be putting too much pressure on your uterus and affect baby. (wow - that was a mouthful). Anyway, it's fine, and if it makes you more comfortable, go for it! ...Read more
Muscle tension: The body muscle may tense up in cold in an attempt to generate heat. Try to wear more clothes. It would help if you exercise. Gradually increase the intensity of exercise so that you sweat freely. The heat generated by the exercise will relax the muscles. ...Read more
More ideas: Try finding a good osteopathic physician (do) who does gentle manipulation. Online sources: biodo. Com, cranial academy. Com, academyofosteopathy. Org. A good chiropractor can help, as can other bodyworkers who do feldenkrais or alexander techniques. Yoga w/ a good instructor to supervise your alignment may also be useful. Try tai chi or qi gong. Above all exercise regularly as prevention. ...Read more
Try options: Most mild to moderate low back pain is inflammatory based, hence anti-inlammatory meds (NSAID) like ibuprofen, naproxen, can be so helpful. If pain bad, try adding acetominophen together with the nsaid, to get additive analgesia and minimizing the side effects of going higher on the nsaid. You can do this safely if done for short time periods. If pain persists, time for your doc to evaluate. ...Read more
Mattress???: Your mattress could be too soft...Or it may have nothing to do with your mattress...As we age we all at some point have spinal complaints...If the pain is severe see you orthopaedic spinal specialist. ...Read more
Low back pain in a young person is often due to muscle strain. This often is due to lifting heavy objects using your back muscles instead of your stronger leg muscles.
Tylenol, Advil or Aleve (naproxen) type medication can relieve the discomfort. When lifting squat a bit and let legs do the lifting.
Some other causes for back pain arehttp://www. Patient. Co.uk/health/nonspecific-lower-back-pain-in-adults ...Read more