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If exercise will not correct diastasis recti in men...what exercises can men do to get stronger stomach muscles..that won't make the diastasis worse?

If exercise will not correct diastasis recti in men...what exercises can men do to get  stronger stomach muscles..that won't make the diastasis worse?

If the diastasis is-: -something U were born with,U can exercise all U want. I have 1 & do all I want for abdominal muscles. If it's an incisional Dias. U need 2 speak with the surgeon as he/she knows Ur case & can make recommendations. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Hellman
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I have mild cervical spine dextroconvex scoliosis.Can you recommend me correction exercises or a health site that provide explained exercises for this?

I have mild cervical spine dextroconvex scoliosis.Can you recommend me correction exercises or a health site that provide explained exercises for this?

More info needed: It sounds like you were evaluated by a specialist who made the diagnosis. If you have not, then consider an evaluation with an orthopedic surgeon. You may be prescribed a course of physical therapy and you will be taught proper exercises. ...Read more

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Good exercises to loose belly fat if you have gerds?

Good exercises to loose belly fat if you have gerds?

Weight loss uses the: Same principles with or without gerd. Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “. ...Read more

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Good exercises to loose belly fat if you have gerds?

Good exercises to loose belly fat if you have gerds?

Spot reducing: Does not happen. We loose weight all over. You can work with a personal trainer to learn exercises to turn fat into muscle in the areas you mention. Try not to focus on the number on the scale but on your health. This can also help w/depression. Peace and good health. Use DGL, a type of licorice, for GERG. Don't use regular licorice because it will eventually raise your blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can you do abdominal exercises such as sit-ups, if you have a hiatal hernia?

Can you do abdominal exercises such as sit-ups, if you have a hiatal hernia?

Usually: A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes to enter into the abdomen. This usually causes no symptoms but may contribute to acid reflux if the stomach slides thru this hole into the chest. Theoretically, increased abdominal pressure, such as ab exercises, may accentuate this reflux; if so, this would cause heartburn at the time. ...Read more

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I have 42 degrees scoliosis and I'm 21. Can exercises straighten me up? I do abdominal exercises. Will it worsen my scoliosis?

I have 42 degrees scoliosis and I'm 21. Can exercises straighten me up? I do abdominal exercises. Will it worsen my scoliosis?

Yes and no: In general, exercise is good and a core strengthening exercise program can often be helpful in improving mechanical back pain. That being said, exercise has never been definitively shown to have any affect On the size of the curve itself. ...Read more

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What are safe exercises to do with an abdominal hernia?

What are safe exercises to do with an abdominal hernia?

Non-painful exercise: The hernia is already there. If the exercise hurts, then avoid it. Consider repairing the hernia. ...Read more

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Can i workout by doing chest exercises to improve pigeon chest?

No: At your age you will not alter the shape of the chest but depending on your muscle mass size you may end up minimizing the appearance of your sternum. ...Read more

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I have t-spine area pain. I'm pretty sure its muscular. What are good stretching or strengthening exercises for this area?

I have t-spine area pain. I'm pretty sure its muscular. What are good stretching or strengthening exercises for this area?

I agrer t spine pain: Is evenmore frequently muscular than other spine areas massagecis effective this isahardarea to stretch the best is pulling on a door jam with one arm. ...Read more

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Have grade 3 ddd and bulging discs. Does Bikram yoga really help improve disc height and health or will it worsen bulges?

Have grade 3 ddd and bulging discs. Does Bikram yoga really help improve disc height and health or will it worsen bulges?

It may help you feel: Better if back pain by increasing flexibility and core strength - it will not affect the status of any of the discs directly. The disc degeneration has multiple etiologies including genetic and lifestyle issues such as being obese and smoking as well as a prior history of back injury or surgery. It will not worsen you in any case. ...Read more

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What are some abdominal exercises for diastasis recti?

What are some abdominal exercises for diastasis recti?

Less is more: Diastasis rectii is the separation of the normally-fused rectus abdominis ("6-pack") muscles. In my practice, i see this most commonly in women after childbirth or in barrel-chested men who have gained weight. Unfortunately, there is no non-surgical way to re-fuse the muscles; ironically, "core" exercises will only accentuate the split. The best thing to do is to keep your weight down. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises to strenghten hip flexor muscle?

What are some good exercises to strenghten hip flexor muscle?

Lack of strength?: Or too much muscle tone leading to a spasm? You need to find out by doing hip extension. If your spine hurts during hip extension the psoas is in a spasm. It this case, psoas strengthening exercises will only make back pain worse. ...Read more

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What can be done for 60yo with intolerable pain associated with worsening scoliosis, herniated discs, osteoporosis beyond nsaids, pt, water exercises?

What can be done for 60yo with intolerable pain associated with worsening scoliosis, herniated discs, osteoporosis beyond nsaids, pt, water exercises?

Tried a pain doctor?: I am guessing you have, but if not one may be able to help. A back surgeon, neurosurgeon or orthopedic, may also have something to offer. ...Read more

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What are good exercises and stretches to ease hip pain?

What are good exercises and stretches to ease hip pain?

Air squats: A good functional exercise is the air squat. Here's a link that describes how they can be done. http://goo.gl/v75cg. ...Read more

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Is it okay to do abs workouts if you have thoracic scoliosis?

Is it okay to do abs workouts if you have thoracic scoliosis?

Yes: Abdominal work outs can help strengthen the core and be helpful to main good posture. These work outs should not be affected by thoracic scoliosis. Do not perform exercises that increase back pain significantly or cause numbness, weakness, tingling. ...Read more

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DDD Spondy l5-S1 severe stenosis herniated discs + abdominal injury any advice on how to correct posture & improve Severe hunching?

DDD Spondy l5-S1 severe stenosis herniated discs + abdominal injury any advice on how to correct posture & improve Severe hunching?

How about PT: Well, I know you're in pain with all that you've said..you haven't specified the nature of the abdominal injury so I don't know whether or not you are bedbound right now or able to get up and move about? Is there a plan to surgerize the back with everything there? I wouldn't necessarily unless it's your only option. But as far as posture goes, PT is usually pretty good with helping with that. ...Read more

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Any pt, exercises or workouts to help ruduce the pectus excavatum?

Any pt, exercises or workouts to help ruduce the pectus excavatum?

No: Pectus is a problem with the cartilages that connect the ribs with the sternum. No exercise will reduce this. ...Read more

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