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Is Pilates exercise good for back problems?

Is Pilates exercise good for back problems?

Back issue: Any exercise program which is consistent, emphasizes core strenghening and stretching is valuable for healing most situations which involve the back. One key aspect Is to start slowly and increase incrementally If one stops for awhile then you adjust accordingly by decreasing time and intensity of your program . ...Read more

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Are elliptical trainers good for starting to get back in shape? 6 months after surgery

Are elliptical trainers good for starting to get back in shape? 6 months after surgery

Yes they are: they are low impact and unlikely to hurt anything. The amount of exercise with them can get up to moderate RUNNING levels of exercise and can EASILY meet fitness needs. They don't tone the abdomen and upper body much. ...Read more

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List of exercise bike that good for lower back pain?

Several ways: You must be proactive in terms of lifestyle changes including: weight control, regular exercising & not smoking. Make sure to have adequate sleep & good vitamin d/calcium intake. Stretching, core strenghtening and cardiovascular exercise are all important components of any regimen. Walking and biking, can be good cardiovascular components. ...Read more

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I want to know about some exercise for Lordosis patients .. using back support elastic belt and cervical collar for more than a year but nothing work?

I want to know about  some exercise for Lordosis patients .. using back support elastic belt and cervical collar for more than a year but nothing work?

It may help if it--: -due 2 habitual posture. It serves as a reminder 2 not slouch. If due 2 anatomical variant, they will not help. ...Read more

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Can zumba a good option for those who have back pains?

Can zumba a good option for those who have back pains?

Determining : The cause of one's back pain is of primary importance. Any exercise, in the context of certain kinds of back pain, may be dangerous. Sorting this out first might be the wisest option. ...Read more

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Bp 104/76. Is this healthy for a 30yr old female? How do I lower the 76? Diet and exercise?

Bp 104/76. Is this healthy for a 30yr old female? How do I lower the 76? Diet and exercise?

Yes: Your BP is normal for someone your age. No intervention is needed for this value. As always, you should eat healthy and exercise. This will help keep your BP in the normal range. ...Read more

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Would spanx for men help lose those extra pounds with good diet and exercise?

Would spanx for men help lose those extra pounds with good diet and exercise?

Diet and Exercise: The compression type garment gives the illusion of weight loss but only proper diet and exercise will result in actual weight loss. ...Read more

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What are some good exercise routine and diets for a skinny teenage boy?

What are some good exercise routine and diets for a skinny teenage boy?

Balance: Every child should have 20-30 minutes of aerobic exercise every day (running, sports, etc). Push-ups, chair squats, bicep curls (with light weighs) are all acceptable. Unless a teen is at his final (stage 5) of puberty, heavy weight lifting is not recommended. A well-balanced, healthy diet including meat, vegetables, dairy, fruits, etc is advised as well. ...Read more

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Is working out back muscles good for scoliosis?

Is working out back muscles good for scoliosis?

Pilates core better: Back muscles get a daily workout but theabs are a back muscle spine flexor work out all the back muscles front and back many structural curves envolve only the thoracic spine so keeping all the lumbar muacles strong can compensate for spinal imbalance dont forget the abs. ...Read more

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Can you recommend good lower back pain stretches?

Can you recommend good lower back pain stretches?

McKenzie Exercises: Pt for back and neck conditions involve stretching, strengthening, and some range of motion. These exercises start very gently, and then are progressed by a certified pt based upon patient response. All patients are different, so the exact exercises differ as does the progress. Pilates is also excellent for the core (yoga and piyo other options) if you want non-medical option. ...Read more

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Can the height grow after the age of 25 with excercise , stretching, yoga and diet? And also will losing weight make spine slightly taller?

Can the height grow after the age of 25 with excercise , stretching, yoga and diet? And also will losing weight make spine slightly taller?

Sorry, no: Only think that can lengthen your spine and keep you as tall as you can be, consider yoga. Yoga has been shown to lengthen the spine. And it has also been said, you are as old as your spine is flexible. ...Read more

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What exercise is good to trim waistline after lower back surgery?

What exercise is good to trim waistline after lower back surgery?

Cardio: For weight loss you'll need to do something that burns calories. Water aerobics classes are run by the arthritis foundation. Stationary bike, elliptical, walking. A lot depends on how long ago was the back surgery. You might consider a few sessions of physical therapy prescribed to make an exercise plan together. ...Read more

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Am 26yr .My weight is 148lbs.Is doing elliptical daily is good for women?Or women has to do just for a 4 days

Am 26yr .My weight is 148lbs.Is doing elliptical daily is good for women?Or women has to do just for a 4 days

Exercise is good: Using the elliptical is cardiovascular activity (increasing your heart rate). It is recommended that you do 20-30 minutes of activity 4 days (minimum) per week. If you are able to do more, that is great. Check with your physician before starting a rigorous exercise regimen. Happy exercising! ...Read more

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I'm 5'1" & weigh 250 lbs, not over eating, under. Is weight loss surgery a good option? Chronic lower back pain=hard to exercise, weight hurts back

I'm 5'1" & weigh 250 lbs, not over eating, under. Is weight loss surgery a good option? Chronic lower back pain=hard to exercise, weight hurts back

If you are really: 7 years old, you should not be on HealthTap. If you are older, you MUST be overeating to weigh 250 pounds. If you do not have a medical condition, such as hypothyroidism, that can be treated -- you need intensive education in caloric restriction, increased physical activity and weight reduction. ...Read more

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Graduated with a bachelors in it(may 2012).Job is quite stressful, I am in the overweight category(5'3", 165 pounds)and have some unhealthy habits-no breakfast, little exercise, ice chewing-advice, help?

Graduated with a bachelors in it(may 2012).Job is quite stressful, I am in the overweight category(5'3", 165 pounds)and have some unhealthy habits-no breakfast, little exercise, ice chewing-advice, help?

Basics: It is very important to find your balance. We all need to sleep eat work and have fun. Look at your schedule allow time for each one. As to exercise a good walk daily can fill the bill and is a great opportunity to relieve stress and think about your life and establish goals. Good luck we all go though these changes with our professional lives. But if you have the expectation of being a martyr. ...Read more

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Can yoga b a good workout for pregnant women?

Can yoga b a good workout for pregnant women?

Yes, but...: Yoga can be a great workout for pregnant women. It can prepare you for childbirth by strengthening your muscles, stretching, breathing, and concentration, as well as keep you healthier during pregnancy. However, there are some kinds of yoga (hot yoga, for example) and yoga poses you should avoid. Some women also have high risk pregnancies and should not do yoga. Talk to your OB first. ...Read more

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A 33 yr old woman who have been taking cortison for back pain.She weighs 78 kg and on diet but not able to lose 1 kg.Any ideas of causes and solutions?

A 33 yr old woman who have been taking cortison for back pain.She weighs 78 kg and on diet but not able to lose 1 kg.Any ideas of causes and solutions?

It's from cortisone: If she is taking the cortisone for a long period then it can cause weight gain, so even if she is doing a diet, she will have difficulty losing weight. If the cortisone is just for a short course, then less likely to be the cause. ...Read more

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What are good lower back stretches ?

What are good lower back stretches ?

HATHA YOGA: Look into a beginners hatha yoga class. It consists of a series of "poses" that works on strength and flexibility of the whole body but especially the "core". Doing stretches from a book or handout is like learning to be a doctor only from a book. You need someone to instruct you to make sure you are doing the exercises/stretches correctly. Otherwise, you may cause injury and defeat the purpose. ...Read more

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Can P90X be good for overweight women?

It can be: As it's one of the touted home high intensity interval exercise routines which can be very efficient at helping lose weight. ...Read more

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What are some different kinds of back stretches?

What are some different kinds of back stretches?

Website: This website lists many simple stretches you can do: http://www.wikihow.com/Stretch-Your-Back Good luck! ...Read more

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Whats a good way to excersize if your overweight with a bad knee pain and bad back?

Whats a good way to excersize if your overweight with a bad knee pain and bad back?

See details: You are 36 years old and already offering limitations and reasons why you cannot exercise. Do aerobics especially swimming or cycling, start with a structured resistance program, segregating body parts (legs one day, arms another day, etc). Start with low weights and increase as tolerated. Use machines rather than free weights because they provide better stability while exercising. ...Read more

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Is depo good for overweight women with pcos?

Is depo good for overweight women with pcos?

Yes and no: Depo-provera will reduce the multiple ovarian cyst formation and inhibit some of the symptoms of PCOS. The downside is that once the Depo-provera is stopped then the same ovulation difficulties will reappear and spontaneous ovulation/fertility is still a problem Moreover, Depo-provera can cause irregular bleeding/spotting. ...Read more

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If i stretch everyday, do the cobra stretch other back stretches neck stretch and leg stretches will i grow taller? Also taking multivitamins

If i stretch everyday, do the cobra stretch other back stretches neck stretch and leg stretches will i grow taller? Also taking multivitamins

No: You can find out if you can grow taller by having a bone age study done. This takes an x-ray of your wrist/hand and evaluates the growth centers seen in the bones to come up with a Bone Age, or standardized reading of your bone maturity. If your bone age is adult & the growth centers have closed, nothing will help you grow taller. No diet, no hormones, no stretches. They are good for health. ...Read more

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40 yr old female. Change in body odor. Ammonia smell when working out and after I've slept. Not overweight. Drink good amount of water. Please help?

40 yr old female. Change in body odor. Ammonia smell when working out and after I've slept. Not overweight. Drink good amount of water. Please help?

Many Possibilities: Since you mentioned working out I have to wonder if you have had a change in your diet, we often do not notice it, but our diet has a significant effect on out body odor. Are you on any medications now, they can also have a significant effect on body odor. With your history of lymphoma are you on steroids, could you have high sugars or steroid related diabetes. There are more, but this is a start. ...Read more

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Pulsation feeling in toes and calf pain, back stretches an pt for 9months.Excercise an 1hr a day.Happens at rest and when active. No real relief help?

Pulsation feeling in toes and calf pain, back stretches an pt for 9months.Excercise an 1hr a day.Happens at rest and when active. No real relief help?

Consider vascular: Doppler studies are ultrasounds that can check for arterial and venous bloodflow. The "pulsation feeling" may be an indication that a vascular problem is present. Ask your pcp about this. Many facilities will offer free screenings for pad (peripheral arterial disease). If there is something noted, a vascular specialist may be consulted. ...Read more

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I'm 56 y-o menopause female, degenerative disc disease in back, 90 lbs. Overweight w-bad pain in 1 knee when i walk, can't lose wt. What can I do?

I'm 56 y-o menopause female,  degenerative disc disease in back, 90 lbs. Overweight w-bad pain in 1 knee when i walk, can't lose wt. What can I do?

I would recomend ---: Seeing a dietician to eat properly and healthy, so you could lose weight. That would also decrease the knee pain, of course, depending on how much you lose. Using a walker or a quad cane will also reduce the pain. If the arthritis in the knee is really bad ; with no relief from the conservative measures, you will certainly benefit from a total knee replacement surgery. ...Read more

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I have severe throbbing pain in the back of my head (left side) while having an orgasm. I am a female, 49, overweight, with high blood pressure (on RX?

I have severe throbbing pain in the back of my head (left side) while having an orgasm. I am a female, 49, overweight, with high blood pressure (on RX?

See your doc: post-coital headaches or headaches with climax aren't that uncommon but given that you described it as severe Pls talk to your doctor. Sometimes there are red flag signs that could indicate a need for further workup ...Read more

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Could my back pain be pancreatic cancer? 52 yo female, overweight; Pain in both shoulder blades & sore to the touch on latismus dorsi muscle. Some

Only one way: to find out: go see a healthcare provider who will examine you properly and tell you whether you need further tests to rule out pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer generally hurts A LOT and constantly, but it should not cause pain that can be elicited by touch on a muscle. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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41 female.Overweight.Recent incidents of heart palpitations, back pain, right arm & leg pain and weakness.Could this be heart related?Shortnessof breath

Alot going on: The palpitations are likely to be related to your heart. The back pain is atypical for heart disease. Leg pain is never related to heart disease. Weakness is a non-specific symptom caused my myriad issues. Shortness of breath should be further evaluated - it requires a detailed look as there are many causes. ...Read more

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Good diet tips i'm about 50lbs over weight and i've tried dieting so many times.I gave up fast foods.I don't drink soda.I will loose it but end up gaining it back.Is there any diet tips that someone can provide to me that they think will help?

Good diet tips i'm about 50lbs over weight and i've tried dieting so many times.I gave up fast foods.I don't drink soda.I will loose it but end up gaining it back.Is there any diet tips that someone can provide to me that they think will help?

Counting : Counting calories and keeping a food journal can be two of the most effective ways to lose weight. Being accountable for what you put in your mouth by writing it down and being aware of calorie values will make you think about what you are eating. It is important to eat a good variety of foods, so as long as you count your calories, nothing necessarily has to be "off-limits". Get a kitchen scale and weigh your foods in order to know exactly how much you are eating and therefore how many calories. The healthiest diets involve whole grains, lots of fruits and vegetables, lean meats, fish and moderate dairy. Sugars and added oils/butter should be used sparingly. You need to eat at least three meals a day, though some people will advocate more frequent, smaller meals. An exercise program with a lot of cardio (brisk walking every day is the best!) is also important for muscle tone, strength, and cardiovascular health. Sometimes enlisting the help of your doctor, a nutritionist or a personal trainer can be helpful. You should also consider joining weight watchers - it's been proven to be the most successful weight loss program. Good luck! ...Read more

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Had a lap appendectomy 5 1/2 weeks ago. When can I go back to my high intensity interval training? I'm in good health. Not over weight, I feel lazy.

Had a lap appendectomy 5 1/2 weeks ago. When can I go back to my high intensity interval training? I'm in good health. Not over weight, I feel lazy.

Varies: It is best to ask your own surgeon, as different doctors have differing recommendations. As long as you are well and without complications, I recommend my patients to start to return to normal activities and exercises about 2 weeks after uncomplicated laparoscopic surgery. ...Read more

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Am 54 female over weight, has pain right abdominal high mid ribs to back dull + stab @ naval, nausea, bowel changes, cough + feel some lumps not on ribs?

Make an appointment : I would make an appointment to see your pcp. The pain, nausea, and bowel habits could be your gallbladder. The lumps are pretty nonspecific and probably have always been the it is just that you are noticing them because ou are hurting. Or it could be something completely different. But if you are hurting and nauseated i would recommend being seen by a physician. ...Read more