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Can You Hurt Your Rib Cage Doing Yoga
Meaning of Yoga: The natural asymmetry and variation of the human body makes it impossible for perfect alignment Practice of performing yogic postures is for health, well-being, awareness of sensations associated with each Asana and self- transformation Poses are tools for learning and moving towards a deeper level of self-understanding and acceptance Rather than making corrections, make more energetic connections ...Read more
If you press on your abdomen really deep can you feel organs move or just simply feel them there ?
They do move.: If you lay still you can see and feel your heart beating on your chest. If you take a deep breath you can feel your liver move down from under your right lower ribs. borborygmus is technically the sound (rumbling) that air and liquid make when moving through the intestines but it frequently can be felt and sometimes seen. Your abdominal aorta can often be felt pulsating in your mid abdomen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes pain in your back just below your shoulder blade thar hurts when you take deep breaths?
Pleurisy: The symptoms is called pluerisy you should see your doctor and get chest xrays to determine the cause. ...Read more
Pec Muscles: The chest muscles are being worked with push ups which could be causing some pulling on the joint where the ribs/sternum come together which can cause pain. If it continues then i would recommend you find a do who can do manipulation and see if manipulating the ribcage will help the pain. ...Read more
Can mild scoliosis make you feel like you need to crack your back when sitting without a backrest?
Yes: Many things can cause chest wall pain. An osteopathic physician (do) can assess your pain and, if the cause is a rib or spinal problem, fix it. As do's are full-fledged physicians and trained in manual treatment, like chiropractors, they may be better equipped than either chiro's or md's, alone, to assess such pain, find whether the cause is an organ, muscle or bone and decide how best to proceed. ...Read more
I read that slight rib flare can be from improper breathing (not pulling the ribcage back in when exhaling). Can core strengthening help correct this?
Mgt: This may indicate a muscular or neurologic problem causing weakness of the chest wall. There are exercises to improve your chest wall strength, but I would recommend seeing your PCP. They can order some pulmonary testing including MIP/MEP . A virtual appointment can be booked online, to review once the results are available. ...Read more
Muscle pull: Yes this is possible as muscles which allow free movement of muscle of respiration are involved. You should see your doctor should the symptoms not improve. Any progression of shortness of breath needs immediate attention - for that, go to the nearest er. ...Read more
Other than doing a plank, push ups and sometimes lower abdominal exercises, what else can I do to get a flatter belly? Any tips?
Cardio Mix: While sit-ups can increase abdominal muscle mass they will only minimially help you loose stomach fat, if any. To loose adipose tissue work on a cardio mix (walking, running, biking, swimming, circuit training, etc - mix it up). Keep in mind that you can not target one specific area of the body to loose weight, and over time the adipose will decrease in many areas of your body (stomach included). ...Read more
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