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Good Abdominal Exercises If Scoliosis
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?
I have mild cervical spine dextroconvex scoliosis.Can you recommend me correction exercises or a health site that provide explained exercises for this?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 t-spine area pain. I'm pretty sure its muscular. What are good stretching or strengthening exercises for this area?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can be done for 60yo with intolerable pain associated with worsening scoliosis, herniated discs, osteoporosis beyond nsaids, pt, water exercises?
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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