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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

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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 recommend good low back pain exercises?

Can you recommend good low back pain exercises?

Yes: Check my stretches at this web site: http://harvardneurosurgeon.Com/pt2.Html. ...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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What are good abdominal exercises for person confined to wheel chair?

What are good  abdominal exercises for person confined to wheel chair?

Many: There are many exercises depending on your abilities. You can do isolated contractions of the abdominal muscles byxoncentrating on pulling in your belly button to your spine and holding it there with muscle contraction. Work up the amount of time you can hold it and over the days and weeks you will increase your abdominal tone. ...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?

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 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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Which abdominal exercises are suggested for patients with gerd?

Which abdominal exercises are suggested for patients with  gerd?

Refer to answer: I am not aware of any exercise to help this condition. Best is to avoid acidic food and also black pepper. Eat early at night. See your dr for other related thing that can mimic gerd. ...Read more

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What is better for abdominal exercises?

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What is better for abdominal exercises?

Numerous: There are numerous exercises for your abdominals, including planks, laying straight leg lifts, laying bicycles, crunches, etc. I'm not of aware of any evidence that one exercise is better than another. Mix it up for variety to prevent boredome, and be persistent, and you should see results. This webpage has a good variety: http://www.Health.Com/health/gallery/0, 20664616, 00.Html. ...Read more

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Other than doing a plank, push ups and sometimes lower abdominal exercises, what else can I do to get a flatter belly? Any tips?

Other than doing a plank, push ups and sometimes lower abdominal exercises, what else can I do to get a flatter belly? Any tips?

Cardio Mix: While sit-ups can increase abdominal muscle mass they will only minimially help you loose stomach fat, if any. To loose adipose tissue work on a cardio mix (walking, running, biking, swimming, circuit training, etc - mix it up). Keep in mind that you can not target one specific area of the body to loose weight, and over time the adipose will decrease in many areas of your body (stomach included). ...Read more

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What are the best abdominal exercises for reducing belly fat?For how many minutes they should be performed?And how many reps should be done?

What are the best abdominal exercises for reducing belly fat?For how many minutes they should be performed?And how many reps should be done?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. Exercises such as crunches, planks, sit-ups, etc are good for toning the abdominal muscles, but cardio is best for weight loss. ...Read more

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Can doing daily abdominal exercises make your butt smaller?

Can doing daily abdominal exercises make your butt smaller?

Typically not: The muscles of the abdomen are not connected to, nor directly related to the muscles of the buttocks. The buttocks are composed of gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus. The best exercises that help to strengthen and condition these groups of muscles include: squats, leg presses, lunges, hip abduction and stair climbing. Aerobic conditioning can also help reduce overall weight. ...Read more

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Which lower abdominal exercises for women is most effective?

Which lower abdominal exercises for women is most effective?

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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Is it possible that doing abdominal exercises can make my butt smaller?

Is it possible that doing abdominal exercises can make my butt smaller?

Maybe: If you lose weight in general from the exercise, your butt may get smaller. Eating less fattening foods can also help you lose weight. There are exercises to tone your butt that will make it look less saggy. See http://www.Fitnessmagazine.Com/workout/butt/exercises/our-top-10-exercises-to-tone-your-butt/. ...Read more

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Do people ever overload on abdominal exercises that can turn into negative results?

Do people ever overload on abdominal exercises that can turn into negative results?

Yes.: If you overdo abdominal strengthening, you could cause extensive tearing of the abdominal muscles, which could take weeks to heal. This will set you back, and you'll eventually have to re-strengthen them again. ...Read more

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What stretches or exercises can I do for my back if I have a large unfixable ventral Hernia & can't do any core/abdominal exercises?

What stretches or exercises can I do for my back if I have a large unfixable ventral Hernia & can't do any core/abdominal exercises?

Try Yoga: at the basic level. It's probably the best way to stretch and there are various YouTube videos that can teach you how to start and you should be able to tolerate it well with your back. ...Read more

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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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Son is 15 he started workin on abdominal exercises i found like a bump on his lower chest N when I touch it he feels no pain . Hiatal hernia ? Worry ?

Not a hiatal hernia: A hiatal hernia would be located deep within the upper abdominal cavity, behind the lower end of the sternum or breastbone. The hole or defect that the stomach herniates through is in the diaphragm not the abdominal wall muscles. What you describe maybe something in the skin, like a sebaceous cyst or a lipoma, a benign fatty growth. Enlargement or pain should prompt a visit to your family doctor. ...Read more

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Can scoliosis cause upper abdominal pain?

Can scoliosis cause upper abdominal pain?

It is unlikely.: Idiopathic scoliosis tends to be a painless condition. Large curves may cause back pain. It is very unusual for scoliosis to cause abdominal pain. ...Read more

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My 15 year old daughter has servere scoliosis, 54 degree curve. She has abdominal pain, what can we do?

See MD: Scoliosis by itself doesn't often have symptoms due to the bones. In teens I always check for constipation as the cause for abd pain but since there are so many different organs in your abdomen your best way to be sure is to have her examined by her MD to determine cause and best treatment plan. http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/scoliosis/scoliosis-what-you-need-know ...Read more

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