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Dachshund Back Problems
I already have back problems from tumbling but my old mattress isn't helping the matter either. What can I do if we can't afford a new mattress?
Exercise: One of the most effective solutions for anyone with back pain/problems is to strengthen the muscles of the torso with exercises that target flexibility and strength building in the muscles of the abdomen, upper back, and lower back. Just be sure to have your doctor make sure there are not any more serious issues before you begin a new exercise regimen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back pain: Just back pain does poorly with surgery, unless there is instability or deformity. Typically, core strengthening and daily flexibility exercises with weight loss where needed and better posture go a long way. Take some anti inflammatories when you start to make the startup pain better and have a spine specialist md take a look at things if not some better in 6 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have back problems for years but it's gotten worse ever since I've had my kid im a very active person but the pain is still there wat do I do?
Perhaps: If you spend most of your waking hours hunched over a game controller or computer keyboard, you may not be getting enough exercise to strengthen the muscles that extend the mid back and pull back the shoulder blades. A physical therapist can show you exercises to build up these muscles. A trainer may also help. ...Read more
I have been bouncing in a chair since I was a little kid and I always slouched and now I'm having minor back problems what should I do?
Maybe nothing: Almost 60-80 percent of Americans have back pain at some point in their lives. The natural course of untreated back pain can sometimes be quite benign. So if your is mild, you may not need to do anything. The basics are to maintain an ideal body weight, keep your core strong, and avoid smoking. ...Read more
Brandon is having bad back problems since the age of 7, and it's been partially due to wiping out, any suggestions to help his pain?He can't handle it
Teen Back Pain: Chronic back problems are not common in this age group. I would recommend an evaluation with a spine specialist. There are problems that can occur after sports injuries, typically stress fractures of the pars interarticularis of the vertebral lamina called spondylolysis. Occasionally, disc herniation and instability can occur. These are only a few of many possible causes. ...Read more
Core strengthening: Core strengthening exercises can help limit back problems significantly. Exercises such as planks (contracting abdominals with straight back posture, see image) and crunches in and out of the pool are several examples. ...Read more
Yes. There can be : Certain presentations of neurologic symptoms or findings like numbness, tingling, weakness, bowel/bladder control issues, balance and gait problems or dexterity problems associated with disc herniations, spinal stenosis, myleopathy, tumors, blood vessel malformations , syringomyelia , spinal instability as examples. ...Read more
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