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Doctor insights on: Exercises To Strengthen The Paraspinal Muscles

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What is paraspinal muscle spasm?

What is paraspinal muscle spasm?

Spine muscle pains: Pain and tenderness in the large muscles near the spine are common with many forms of arthritis, strain, or injury. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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How much time does it take paraspinal muscles to heal in your neck?

How much time does it take paraspinal muscles to heal in your neck?

Depends: Hi
Depends on the injury and how large an area was involved, but I would expect that it could take weeks. Some injuries, like muscle tears and detachments may not heal fully on their own. Keep in mind also that there are other anatomical structures in the neck other than muscles that can be injured. If you're in severe pain, please see your local doctor. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Can the paraspinal muscles be repaired if they tore? Who could evaluate, treat, diagnose a paraspinal tear? Can muscles pulled from neck be repaired?

No, not Realy: Paraspinal muscles have good blood supply and may be expected to heal when the injury is supported. Ligaments can also be injured when muscles tear, and they do not heal easily. Prolotherapy is a technique to stabilize them. The issue is not repair, but how to maximize healing. A physiatrist who specializes in spine can diagnose and treat these injuries. ...Read more

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What are remedies on paraspinal muscle spasms?

Treatment of spasm: Treatment of paravertebral muscle spasm includes pharmacological (muscle relaxants) and non-pharmacological such as heating pad, massage, physical therapy and stretching. ...Read more

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Damaged paraspinal muscles in lower back. Was told by 3 spine surgeons that there is nothing surgically can be done please help?

Damaged paraspinal muscles in lower back. Was told by 3 spine surgeons that there is nothing surgically can be done please help?

They are right: First of all how was this "damage" caused and how was it diagnosed? When fusing spines for scoliosis I rip all the "paraspinal muscles" off the bone and they heal fine. I would suspect that your symptoms are due to something else. ...Read more

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Does tenderness of the paraspinal muscles near the shoulders indicate a neurological dysfunction?

Does tenderness of the paraspinal muscles near the shoulders indicate a neurological dysfunction?

Paraspinal tendernes: Not always. It could be inflammation in the muscle or from a strain. A physical exam and history would narrow the diagnoses ...Read more

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I'm 36& have severe paraspinal muscle atrophy. What are the odds of me ending up in a wheelchair? I have frequent falls&was told no cure?

I'm 36& have severe paraspinal muscle atrophy. What are the odds of me ending up in a wheelchair? I have frequent falls&was told no cure?

Depends on diagnosis: I am assuming that you have seen multiple neurologists and neuro muscular specialists. It is not possible to predict the prognosis with the information provided. Your neuro muscular specialist will be in best position to tell. Please see one if you have not. ...Read more

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What is loss of normal lumbar lordosis paraspinal muscle spasm?

What is loss of normal lumbar lordosis paraspinal muscle spasm?

Lumbar lordosis: Lumbar lordosis is a normal inward curve of our lower spine. Our natural spinal curvature functions as a cushioning effect during movement. When the muscles that lie along the sides of the spine become tense with spasm, they pull the spine straighter than usual. This results in discomfort. ...Read more

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My mid to lower paraspinal muscles are constantly pulled. All mri's, xrays, and CT scans normal. Is there a condition that could cause this?

My mid to lower paraspinal muscles are constantly pulled. All mri's, xrays, and CT scans normal. Is there a condition that could cause this?

Lumbar strain: If all tests are normal its probably myofascial in origin. If an injury was part of this we call it lumbar strain. First stop should probably be physical therapy. ...Read more

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20 year old female with myositis ossificans in paraspinal muscles c6/c7. Could it irritate vagus nerve causing 144bpm heart rate, breathless, fatigue?

20 year old female with myositis ossificans in paraspinal muscles c6/c7. Could it irritate vagus nerve causing 144bpm heart rate, breathless, fatigue?

Myositis ossificans: The location of the muscle calcification is not located near the vagus nerve based on your location description. Would look for another source of complaints. ...Read more

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What foods can strengthen muscles as I can't exercise I have divericulation of abdomen recti and slight herniation. Dr.S?

See a surgeon!: A diastasis of the rectus muscles (no such thing as a diverticulation of abdomen recti) should not Prohibit you from exercising! A hernia may but that can be fixed. Go see a general surgeon about your hernia. It can be fixed, and then 6 weeks later, you can get back to full physical activity! ...Read more

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What are good exercises to strengthen rotator cuff muscles?

What are good exercises to strengthen rotator cuff muscles?

Resistence: The main function of the rotator cuff muscles are to stabilize the shoulder, so it is not easy to replicate this with exercises. However, we tend to emphasize high repetition, low resistance "external rotation" sets with the shoulder down at your side. This limits damage to the muscles while exercising them. Incorporating shoulder blade (scapular) exercises also help. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good exercises to strengthen chest muscles?

Chest strengthening: Try bench press, incline, decline, lat pulldowns. ...Read more

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How to know what exercises do I need to do to strengthen/tone all of my muscles?

See details: You can easily search this on the internet or join a local gym and ask them. There are too many to list in this space. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good exercises to heal and strengthen rotator cuff muscles?

Could you tell me what are good exercises to heal and strengthen rotator cuff muscles?

Strengthening: Exercises will not "heal" the torn rotator cuff but can help with the symptoms associated with tendinitis or a tear in some instances. Rotator cuff strengthening with theraband as well as periscapular or shoulder blade muscle strengthening would be helpful. See a therapist for details. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good exercises to strengthen back muscles?

Could you tell me what are good exercises to strengthen back muscles?

Consult...: With a personal trainer. They will be able to help alter your exercise routine to focus on your personal goals. They also will be able to progress your current routine to make it more difficult. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What are good exercises for strengthening quad muscles?

What are good exercises for strengthening quad muscles?

Quad exercises: The muscles of the quadriceps femoris include the rectus femoris and the three vastus muscles (medius, intermedius, and lateralis). They primary function to help extend the knee, but the rectus also helps flex the hip. Exercises that strengthen the quads include leg extensors, squats, lunges and leg presses. Cardio exercises that condition the quads include running, cycling, and stair climbing. ...Read more

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Please give me some exercises for neck back. I want to strengthen muscles which support neck spine.?

Please give me some exercises for neck back. I want to strengthen muscles which support neck spine.?

Be careful: Suggest working with a licensed physical therapist. To avoid injury, please do not attempt any neck exercises without trained supervision. ...Read more

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Which exercise strengthens the hip muscles?

Which exercise strengthens the hip muscles?

Leg lifts.: The best exercises for our hips are either from yoga study; or simply lay on one side and raise your leg in the air; hold and pulse at the top for more focused movements. ...Read more

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What is the best exercise to strengthen the muscles around a previously dislocated shoulder?

What is the best exercise to strengthen the muscles around a previously dislocated shoulder?

It depends....: There are many exercises that can strengthening the muscles of the shoulder after a dislocation. However, these exercises may depend on the type of dislocation (anterior vs. Posterior), as well as if there were any other injuries (nerve entrapment, tears, etc.) best to consult with your family or sports medicine doctor, orthopedic surgeon, or physical therapist for specific recommendations. ...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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How do I build up my forearm muscles? Is there an exercise that strengthens forearms without using gym equipment?

How do I build up my forearm muscles? Is there an exercise that strengthens forearms without using gym equipment?

There some easy thi-: -ngs. Buy a hand exerciser @ a sport shop like Scheels. Also use a piece of wood & a twine, add a weight 2 it & use your hands 2 roll it up, and let unwind slowly. Add wt as you gain strength. Also buy a free weight barbell that you can use. Practice in the store. Need 2 do a series of 15, breif rext and do total of 3 series. If you can't finish 3rd series flex/ext. Of wrist start add wt as U=R able ...Read more

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Can even light theraband exercise on overstretched upper back muscles cause burning that has lasted for around 5 days. Trying to strengthen muscles.

Can even light theraband exercise on overstretched upper back muscles cause burning that has lasted for around 5 days. Trying to strengthen muscles.

It can.: 'muscle burn' occurs when you exercise strenuously enough to build muscle, and peaks at 24-72 hrs. It is caused by micro- tears in the muscle itself, which leads to the muscle to rebuild. If it lasts for 5 days, it means these micro-tears in your upper back are too overstretched and you will need to avoid mm strengthening exercise for about a week. Do light activities. Restart then every 2-3 days. ...Read more

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Trying to strengthen upper back muscles using therabands due to having chronically overstretched muscles. They keep burning after exercise. Any ideas?

Trying to strengthen upper back muscles using therabands due to having chronically overstretched muscles. They keep burning after exercise. Any ideas?

Common: What you describe is common after exercise. Especially if the muscles are chronically overstretched. As you strengthen these muscles, often this can take several weeks to months you should see a decrease in the burning sensation. If it does not subside, then maybe have the sports med doc look into a nerve impingement as a source of this burning sensation. ...Read more

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Painful shoulder because of a weak supraspinatus muscle. Physio has given me exercises to strengthen but this causes more pain. How to escape catch 22

Painful shoulder because of a weak supraspinatus muscle. Physio has given me exercises to strengthen but this causes more pain. How to escape catch 22

Identify pain cause: First concern should be to identify the cause of the supraspinatus weakness and pain. Physiotherapy can be very helpful, but shoulder impingement secondary to a bone spur or abnomral shoulder mechanics need to be assessed. Consult with an orthopaedic surgeon to see if a cortisone injection might help or whether you need to have an ultrasound or MRI done. ...Read more

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Following up for strained back questions. What type of exercises help to tome and strengthen muscles. I do light duties and rest when I have a strain?

Core exercises: Some exercises regimens are trendy, meaning they become the fad and then are gone some time later. "core exercises" could be considered in this category. However I believe for back pain core exercises are a must. Multiple books and programs exist but they all basically break down to several similar exercises that really do strengthen your core. Start with the net, buy a $10 book, they work! ...Read more