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Can Doing Back Stretches Hurt Your Back
Core or Mckenzie: After a back injury, a set of exercises known as mckenzie exercises can be very helpful to restore motion, stamina and strength of the muscles in your spine. In general, activities that focus on core strengthening such as yoga, pilates, etc. Will also help improve your symptoms. ...Read more
Tight Hammies: Understand there is a complex relationship between the normal curvatures of the spine, and the rotation of your pelvis. When hamstrings are tight, this reverses these curves slightly, changing the way your spine bears weight. Loosen up these hamstrings, and the spine/pelvis can be free to accommodate the normal balance of your spine. ...Read more
Yes: Over time, gravity tends to pull us into a flexed position. Extension exercises counter this effect and help keep the spine neutral. Twisting exercises also help keep the spine limber and lubricated. ...Read more
Yes: But stretch first and do repetitions.Get a more detailed answer ›
Decrease stresses : By making the hamstrings more flexible, your pelvis positioning can change reducing stresses across the lower back. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When I sit and slump my back and flex neck chin towards chest it hurts all the way down my spine. When try stretch legs more pain. Neural tension?Why?
AWKWARD POSITION: Sitting in a chronic awkward position can cause pain. Stretching exercses can be helpful to alleviate any stress from you position. Try standing head back arms out to the sides and then arch you back and hold. Arms over your head stretch on your toes as high as you can go toward touching the ceiling and hold. Now bend down and get as close as you can to palms on the floor with legs straight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have sciatica lower back and leg pain periodically. I regularly perform the key hole stretch, and strengthen my core and back with regular planks, jump rope and yoga stretches. I periodically have therapeutic massage as well to relieve the pain.
If you move your back side to side will you get it out of place? Not a straight back? Muscle tension if the reason I stretch my back feel spine moving
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