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Exercises To Strengthen Upper Back And Neck
Extension: Neck&back pain can result from repeated flexed postures-examples of this are texting, writing eating.We are frequently in this forward bending position.This can result in disc herniations leading to pain.Repeated extension exercises can help reverse this and strengthen the back. I recommend the book "treat your own back" by r. Mckenzie. Yoga also improves strength and flexibility of the spine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tight upper back and neck muscles, what kind of health problems can this cause? Also, is there a specific exercise to release the tension in the areas mentioned?
For home exercises,: I would recommend seeing a physician first to make sure there are no disc problems or other issues. If it is just sore muscles, i would recommend stretching exercises. See: http://www.Spine-health.Com/conditions/neck-pain/neck-exercises-neck-pain strengthen neck muscles as well as work on posture and desk set up for ergonomic corrections. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Have neck oa. Getting upper back spasms with overhead strength training (5lb). How else can I strengthen my arms and upper back?
Several Options: You many consider having a functional evaluation with a physical therapist to provide a regimen to minimize any neck mediated symptoms and also evaluate your overall functional mobility for areas of improvement. You may also find doing these exercises supine rather than upright may take some stress off your neck. ...Read more
OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.
OK to avoid them: First it may help to work with a certified personal trainer to modify an overhead exercises so that they are more "tolerable". Otherwise, no exercise that is done overhead is "necessary". Be reassured that you can readily find alternatives that will be suitable without compromising your the benefits you are receiving. ...Read more
Is neck OA like hip OA? When I walk a lot, my hip stiffness eases. What exercise can I do to improve neck/upper back tightness?
Have sore to touch spots on left side only in buttock, lower back, upper back, neck n chest. No injury or exercise. What could it be?
All on left side?: You're young at 28, but a pattern of spots on one side of the body suggests shingles or herpes zoster. If so, you could develop more pain than soreness. Best to get checked because some medications can help to prevent this developing and others can help manage the pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a 2 level fusion and discoptomy two years ago. Will I always have sharp intermittent pain in my very upper back and neck?
Possibly: Posterior discectomy, fusion, with internal fixation closets hypomobility in this segment above and below the area of fusion, leading to early degenerative changes at the segments. Medial branch of the dorsal ramus nerve has been shown to cause persistent pain due to degenerative arthritic changes from zygopophyseal joints in the spine. Medications, therapy, facet blocks are treatment options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Stiff upper back and neck aswell a taxi driver spend almost 12 hours on chair please help what to do and where to go?
Breaks & stretching: You probably are getting stiffness in the casing around your back and neck muscles from having poor posture (like we all do when driving) and not moving much. You should try to take a break every hour, get out of the care, and do back and neck stretches for 5 minutes and walk around outside. You can google "low back stretches" and "neck stretches" for examples on what to do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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