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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
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
Strength/ flexibilit: The most important aspects would be to work on core strength with abdominal and lumbar strengthening exercises. Also flexibility in the lower back, and ham strings is very important. Excess wt gain should be avoided as this puts additional stress on the front abdominal muscles. ...Read more
Hamstring Exercises: Here is a link from my blog. Dr blake http://youtu.Be/kefpjamwetq. ...Read more
CRPS L foot. Meds, physio, steroid injections. PM specialist suggests leg brace to help walking. How does this work?
Core exercises: Neutral spine core stability exercises of mcgill can be done almost immediately even while in a brace, these include planks and "bird dog" as well as abdominal pull ins. The key here is to maintain a neutral spine. Videos are on youtube and may be adapted. Definitely coordinate this with your surgeon and physical therapist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neck, shoulder, lower back, knee, ankle pain. Tendonitis that don't recover. Docs can't find structural problem. Chronic pain? Gait? Treatment option?
Have had emg ncv & mri. Tests show pinced nerves in cervical & lumbar spine. Personal trainer claims core exercises will cure condition. Thoughts?
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more
Have 8 hern. discs, spinal facet arth., deg. disc dis., and more. Losing weight and core strengthening. Would a lumb/sac belt ever be an good option?
It may help with : your symptoms in conjunction with a well executed exercise program combining: flexibility, cardiovascular conditioning and core strengthening. You may want to start this program under the guidance of your physician and a physical therapist and transition to a home program. ...Read more
I've had (4) spine surgeries and a cervical and lumbar spine fusions. Sit-ups are out - what is best for core strengthening?
Does 62yo need physical for supervised walking, stretching+strengthening (bands/free weights+plate-loaded equip), swimming, water exercise/volleyball ?
Best strength training exercises for strong back. posture and long lean torso? what do you recommend, rows, dead-lifts, plank, etc?
Squats: with your back flat against a wall.Do sets of 10 and add 1 set/week.Straight leg raising . ...Read more
Ddd on L5 s1, done p/t, yoga, exercise, chiro, massage, edpidural, nerve block & facet injection, in pain, aside from surgery, what else can I do?
Lumbar disc degeneration,facet hypertrophy,3mm spondylolisthesis L5-S1.Severe low back pain, radiates down hips and legs.Benefit from pain mngmt?
I have RA as well as 2 herniated discs lumbar, 1 cervical herniated disk, spinal stenosis, OA. What is the best medication for pain mgmt w/o tiredness?
Ask your DR: Information and advice for your question is best to come from your DR who has all your medical history and the latest exam findings ...Read more
L5-S1 disc herniation/facet arthritis with 23 degree levoscoliosis. Multiple epidural injections. Feel very off balance could scoli be source of pain?
Yes it can.: 23 degrees is not severe scoliosis but it can be source of pain. L5-S1 disc herniation can also be a source of pain. I am sure you are seeing pain specialist and a spine surgeon. Make sure you go over your films with spine surgeon if you have not done so and they should be able to help you with this question. ...Read more
Compressed disc between C5&6 - is bulging into my spinal cord (nerve pain). Best practitioner for conservative treatment - physio, biokinet or chiro?
With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats,leg press, hip abducter and cardio - elliptical?
Varies: It varies somewhat based on the severity of the injury. If it is a fracture, you would be well suited to avoid exercises that put extra strain on that area such as seated military press, etc for 6-8 weeks. If it was more of a soft tissue injury, than basically you would just try to keep your activities to such a level that your pain is not aggravated, but could increase them as tolerated. ...Read more