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What exercises recommended for cervical degenerative disc disease?

What exercises recommended for cervical degenerative disc disease?

Postural: Exercises designed to condition the muscles that maintain good posture. A physical therapist or physiatrist may suggest the best ones for you. ...Read more

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Degenerative Disc Disease (Definition)

Degenerative disks are when the normal "spongy" architechture of the disks goes away. The disks normally are between the vertebre in your spine. So when the disks degenerate, you lose mobility and eventually the bones can touch together, which is very painful. Also when the disks degenerate, ...Read more

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What yoga poses should I avoid if I have been diagnosed as having degenerative disc disease?

What yoga poses should I avoid if I have been diagnosed as having degenerative disc disease?

None unless they: Aggravate your symptoms. Exercise in terms of flexibility, core strengthening and cardiovascular routines will help to control your symptoms along with lifestyle considerations like: adequate sleep, weight control , not smoking and good dietary intake of calcium and vitamin d. ...Read more

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Living with Degenerative Arthritis (Checklist)

Avoid potential trauma to your joints
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Avoid traumatic exercise like running. Swimming is good.
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Use splints and braces
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Try drugs like naproxen to help you get through pain and exercise more
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Are there any non-invasive treatments for degenerative disc disease? I want to avoid surgery as long as i can. Is there anything non-invasive that can give me relief from my degenerative disc disease? .

Treatments : Treatments include: non-invasive - rest, activity modification, physical therapy, chiropractor, weight loss, medication minimally invasive - steroid injections, endoscopic spine surgery treating facet joints and disks (endoscopic rhizotomy and endoscopic discectomy), pain stimulators and pain pumps, weight loss procedures invasive - traditional lumbar discectomy, laminectomy and spinal fusion. Please see my health guides on endoscopic rhizotomy and discectomy. ...Read more

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Living with Degenerative Arthritis (Checklist)

Avoid running and jumping -- just walk
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Don't gain weight
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Take Tylenol/NSAID before exercise
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I have severe osteoporosis -3.7, degenerative disc disease mainly cervical, and lymphadema in arm, what exercises are safe to do?

I have severe osteoporosis -3.7, degenerative disc disease mainly cervical, and lymphadema in arm, what exercises are safe to do?

See physiatrist: A physiatrist, or doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, can make specific recommendations for you, taking into account both your other conditions and your goals. Upper extremity exercise used to be thought to be bad for those with lymphedema, but research has shown that it doesn't make it worse- and may help it! your physiatrist will likely have you work with pt to develop a program. ...Read more

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I have chronic (hereditary) degenerative disc disease & in a lot of pain what exercises are recommended?

I have chronic (hereditary) degenerative disc disease & in a lot of pain what exercises are recommended?

See specialist: Make sure that your pain is from the "discs." most people with "degenerative discs" do not have pain. If the discs are causing pain, spinal stabilization exercises are helpful. Strengthening the hip abductors and extensors with appropriate hip flexor stretching is also often useful (a physical therapist can give you an individualized program). Walking or elliptical are good for cardio. ...Read more

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Living with Degenerative Arthritis (Checklist)

Lose weight.
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Regular low impact cardiovascular exercise.
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Light weight training.
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Glucosamine/Chondroitin supplementation.
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What can cause lumbar degenerative disc disease? Had no trauma, exercise 4-5 x/week (aerobics), don't smoke, healthy weight, eat well, no family hx

DDD: After the age of 35, the water and protein content of the cartilage of the body changes. this may cause the gradual deterioration of the disc between the vertebrae is referred to as degenerative disc disease. Usually a combination of treatments is used to help manage the disorder. Most patients treated with non-surgical treatments, but in some cases surgery is necessary. ...Read more

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Exercise (Definition)

Exercise is physical activity, such as walking, running, swimming, biking, ...Read more

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