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Can you recommend exercises for me? I have severe scoliosis.

Can you recommend exercises for me? I have severe scoliosis.

Most exercise is ok: Scoliosis is not worsened by exercise. Most exercises should be fine with scoliosis. Avoid repetitive impact exercises (such as long distance running) and heavy weight lifting (such as squats and dead-lifts) if you have severe degenerative adult scoliosis, as these exercises can worsen back and lower extremity pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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What exercise or posture imrovement can I do if I am found to have mild thoracic leviscoliosis?

What exercise or posture imrovement can I do if I am found to have mild thoracic leviscoliosis?

Flexibillty, strengt: I would work on flexibility for the lower back and legs i would also work on core strengthening for the abdominals and lower back region due to the scoliotic curve, some muscles are stretched more than others which can lead to some muscular pain/ discomfort. ...Read more

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I have achillies tendonitis (diagnosed) but can't afford to see a physio. Can you recommend some excercises i could do at home?

I have achillies tendonitis (diagnosed) but can't afford to see a physio. Can you recommend some excercises i could do at home?

Achilles: Question is whether it is tendinitis or tendinosis. Tendinitis indicates inflammation. It is relatively recent. It responds to relative rest, ice, antiinflammatories. Tendinosis is a disease of the tendon. It is not inflamed and responds best to an eccentric loading program( negatives). This works best if tendinosis is above the heel attachment by an inch or so. ...Read more

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Can you suggest a shoulder exercise I can do without further aggravating my scoliosis?

Can you suggest a shoulder exercise I can do without further aggravating my scoliosis?

Safe: Scoliosis should not be aggravated by exercises to your shoulders. The only exception would be a rare condition, sprengel's deformity, where there is an issue with the scapula of the shoulder which gives an appearance like an upper thoracic scoliosis. This condition may be associated with restrictions in shoulder motion. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have progressive scoliosis?

How can I tell if I have progressive scoliosis?

Standing xrays: Measirement on standing full length films 6-12 months apart loss of height can be a indicator as well. ...Read more

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I have problem of lordosis. Please suggest me exercises for that.?

I have problem of lordosis. Please suggest me exercises for that.?

Usually one doesn't: Lumbar lordosis is usually not an issue unless it is due to an increase in upper back forward bend or rounding known as kyphosis or due to an underlying spine issue like a spondylolisthesis or even related to a hip/pelvis problem. Exercises in general are good involing cardio routines and flexibility but core ones like yoga and pilates are great in addition. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have scoliosis, can I make zumba?

Can you tell me if I have scoliosis, can I make zumba?

Exam: Would be impossible to tell if you have scoliosis without an exam and/or an X-ray. Most patients can participate in unrestricted activity with scoliosis including the "Zumba." ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have delt with IBS for over 40 years. I am dealing with a flare up. What can I do?

What do you suggest if I have delt with IBS for over 40 years. I am dealing with a flare up. What can I do?

Irritable bowel: I would recommend that you take Aloe Vera juice, a high quality probiotic, and L Glutamine 3 times a day. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some ideas for physical activity. I want to lift weights, should I do this with pink eye if I have the energy?

Can you tell me some ideas for physical activity. I want to lift weights, should I do this with pink eye if I have the energy?

OK to exercise: It is ok to exercise with pink eye (conjunctivitis) but remember that it can be very contagious. People can pick up viruses from inanimate objects even a day after they were touched by someone infected. It does take direct contact, so as long as you don't touch your eyes, or if you wash your hands or use alcohol cleanser it should be ok. The eye itself should be ok if you exercise (not swimming). ...Read more

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If I have scoliosis and hipotiroide can I make aerobic exercices? Or is contraindicated to practice aerobic if I have problemes with my back?

If I have scoliosis and hipotiroide can I make aerobic exercices? Or is contraindicated to practice aerobic if I have problemes with my back?

Yes u can: Scoliosis is not a contraindication to aerobic exercise .As a general rule it's a good idea to see your primary care physician before beginning a vigorous exercise program. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe pain in neck help please?

What to do if I have severe pain in neck help please?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do if I have a back injury?

What exercises can I do if I have a back injury?

Core: You first do want to make sure that if you have injured your back you do not do exercises that will aggravate it. That being said, most exercises for the back involve a gentle stretching program followed by a strengthening program of the core muscles that support the back and pelvis. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What to do if I have arthritis and suffering siviere pain so can I take nsaid?

What to do if I have arthritis and suffering siviere pain so can I take nsaid?

Not enough info.: What kind of arthritis? What areas are involved? The answers determine the treatment options. Your questions is also difficult to understand. What exactly are you asking? ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe scoliosis and neck problems. What types of scoliosis therapy should I avoid?

What to do if I have severe scoliosis and neck problems. What types of scoliosis therapy should I avoid?

Depends: Usually exercise and physical therapy is the mainstay of dealing with issues from scoliosis. Sometimes depending on how much curve you have you might benefit from a brace as well. I would speak with a good musculoskeletal/spine physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor or even an orthopedic spine surgeon. ...Read more

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I have recently diagnose if mild scoliosis. and I sometimes have a back pain. can I still go to the gym and lift weights that I can manage?

I have recently diagnose if mild scoliosis. and I sometimes have a back pain. can I still go to the gym and lift weights that I can manage?

No reason not to: Depends on the extent of the scoliosis and your age. You can discuss this with your physiciasn and if necessary see a scoliosis expert. Many people have mild scolisois and it causes them no problems. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I have chronic back pain relief methods?

What do you advise if I have chronic back pain relief methods?

Rest relax exercise: Rest relax exercise you could search the internet for stretching exercise for low back pain visit to chiropractor could help you find the problem and get relieved over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) could help as well. ...Read more

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