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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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Best exercise for lower back (lumbar) pain relief?

Best exercise for lower back (lumbar) pain relief?

See below: The best exercises for low back are gentle core strengthening exercises. A great program for this can be found at www.therehabzone.com ...Read more

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Core strengthening exercises to do after low back spinal fusion?

Core strengthening exercises to do after low back spinal fusion?

Core exercises: Neutral spine core stability exercises of mcgill can be done almost immediately even while in a brace, these include planks and "bird dog" as well as abdominal pull ins. The key here is to maintain a neutral spine. Videos are on youtube and may be adapted. Definitely coordinate this with your surgeon and physical therapist. ...Read more

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Are lower back hyperextension exercises good to avoid back pain?

Are lower back hyperextension exercises good to avoid back pain?

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

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What are good lower back pain stretches and exercises?

Back pain exercises: Neutral spine mcgill exercises are a great place to start. Quadriceps, hamstring, and pirifirmis exercises help. These are all on you tube. ...Read more

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Suggestions for low/no impact.Exercises to strength core muscles?

Suggestions for low/no impact.Exercises to strength core muscles?

Mayo Clinic: Mayoclinic.Com has a good list of non-impact core exercises under multimedia tab. The slide show and explanation is pretty informative. ...Read more

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What are recommended yoga positions for back pain relief?

What are recommended yoga positions for back pain relief?

Experiment: Yoga is a way to stretch. Keeping your "core" (tummy and back muscles) limber and strong can help reduce back pain. Experiment with the movements and positions. Choose those that work the "core." a little discomfort is okay. If a position is really uncomfortable (during or after), try something different. ...Read more

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What yoga exercises can relieve back pain?

Forward folds: Forward folds and hamstring stretches are good for the back. When you stretch our legs you are also stretching your back at the same time. ...Read more

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Can I fix back pain by doing ab exercises?

Can I fix back pain by doing ab exercises?

Not always: If it were that simple we would have eliminated back pain in fit patients which is not the case. Core exercises are usually beneficial but if pain persists then other structures (facet joints or discs) may be damaged and in need of treatment. ...Read more

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How will stretching my hamstrings help with lower back pain?

How will stretching my hamstrings help with lower back pain?

Connected to back: The hamstrings are connected to your pelvis, which is connected to your back. As a result, tight hamstrings pull on your back, causing low back pain. Keeping them stretched and limber can often provide significant relief. ...Read more

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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 more

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What kinds of physical therapy exercises work for lower back pain?

Varies: Despite many years of research, there has never been one form of exercise that has proven superior to another for lower back pain. This is probably because back pain is not a single condition. Generally what we try to do is find exercises that can initially be done with reasonable comfort and then progress to more difficult and strenous ones as tolerated. ...Read more

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Lower back and neck exercises needed for slumping over keyboard?

Lower back and neck exercises needed for slumping over keyboard?

Have a Ball!: Use the cobra stretch to relieve back strain. Extend your arms while laying on your stomach. Rest your weight on your arms and let your low back relax and stretch. Also, get your neck out of your shoulders (turtle head out of the shell). Also, try sitting on a ball while working at computer.This will force you to use good posture. ...Read more

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What are some physical therapy exercises for back and abdominal strength?

What are some physical therapy exercises for back and abdominal strength?

See below: Check out spine health you can google this there's an article about abdominal and back strengthening exercises. Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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Can simple stretching and strengthening of the upper back help relieve disk pain?

Can simple stretching and strengthening of the upper back help relieve disk pain?

May help or hurt : Stretching and strengthening may help, and best performed as specifically directed by your doctor or therapist who understands your specific situation. ...Read more

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What are effective yoga positions for back pain relief?

What are effective yoga positions for back pain relief?

Gentle Stretching: Gentle poses that stretch the psoas and quadratus lumborum musculature can often be helpful in treating/preventing low back pain. Positions such as downward dog, cobra and "warrior 1" can help. However, it is best to use these positions as part of a broader yoga routine. I recommend taking a local yoga class to learn how to safely and gently utilize these forms. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain in testicles and sciatic pain. No meds, exercises or stretching help?

Sciatica and testicl: It is very unusual to have sciatica with associated testicular pain. Although it is not prudent to postulate two different causative factors, this must be considered. You should get in for an. Evaluation soon. ...Read more

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Do hamstring stretch exercises help back pain?

Do hamstring stretch exercises help back pain?

Frequently: The hamstring muscles insert directly on the bottom of the pelvis called the ischial tuberosities. The degree of hamstring tightness directly influences the curve of the lower lumbar spine. Tight hamstrings flatten out the normal curvature which tends to cause poor weight bearing characteristics in the lumbar spine. Stretching the hamstrings is an important part of back exercises. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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