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Fitness Trainers Treat Lumbar Sciatic
Varies: There is probably some variation among trainers, but most would likely work on aerobic fitness, flexibility and core strengthening exercises. She or he may also adjust the program depending on how acute and severe the pain is, your age, your fitness, your tolerance to new exercise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more
Not recommended: Causes of sciatica should be evaluated by a sports medicine professsional in order to properly direct treatment. Pain may be coming from a herniated disk, arthritis in the neural foramina (opening in the bony spine that the sciatic nerve exits in the low back), or other areas. Physical therapy, medication, injections may be warranted depending on the severity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends.......: It depends on the trainer. There is variation at any facility with regards to finding a good trainer. Ask for credentials, and even references to help you choose. Meet with the person before making a choice, and don't be afraid to change trainers if yours isn't right for you. ...Read more
Muscle Support: An eating plan for exercise must support muscle mass and promote fat burning while preventing fatigue. We suggest 0.8-1.2 gms of high quality protein per kg body weight. Eat 3 meals with 2 snacks and 3-5 hours between meals. Limit carbs to complex types and if fatigue is an issue, eat carbs before exercise. For simplicity, eat carb later in day, and not for breakfast. Cla/ l-carnitine help. ...Read more
Go ahead & ask the: trainer for tips. For flatter abdomen eat healthy & get physically active. Calories burned > calories consumed. To tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. running, swimming, Nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are many.: Some are virtually bogus, while others excellent. The national strength and conditioning association probably has the best, and this is virtually rquired for college athletic trainers working with a variety of athletes. To become certified, you are sent dvds, several books, a formal course is offered, and you take an exam. If passed, you become a certified strength and conditioning coach (cscc). ...Read more
I have herniated lumbar disc & now sharp shooting sciatic pain going down both sides to soles of feet. Can hardly walk. Will pt cure it?
Try acupuncture: I would recommend acupuncture. It's gentle, noninvasive and shown great results with back issues. Acupuncture needles feel good! it's completely not the same as any other experienced in western care. Don't let it deter you. They aren't hollow, like clinic needles. They are thinner than your hair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My low lumbar cracks (or pops) and it also there is a pinching pain that goes through my eight butt cheek from it. Pinched nerve? Sciatic maybe?
Scitica: The popping and cracking may not be related unless there is pain in the lower back. A pinched nerve in the lower back can cause discomfort and pain in the gluteal region (buttocks). Irritation of the actual sciatic nerve such as from piriformis syndrome may do this as well. Referred pain unrelated to the sciatic is also possible. Consult your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Disk Surgery: Anecdotally, and times seem to vary all over the map, sciatica may take up to 18 months to completely go away. Others have described mere weeks to recovery. The nerve has been injured and nerves are slow to heal, so give it time, but you should see gradual improvement. If not, touch base with your neurosurgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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