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How Can I Activate My Multifidus Muscle
Exercise it: There are specific exercises to activate the multifidus muscle. Lie on your back with your knees bent and contract one side of your pelvis trying to move it to your spin, hold for 10 sec and then the other side. Other exercise while on all 4s and lift the right knee and left hand off the floor and balance there for 10 sec and switch. There are great videos on the web. Type in multifidus exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Resistance training: There are a variety of exercises that will do this better than endless situps or crunches. I'm especially fond of cable crunches. Three sets of 10 reps each of the maximum weight you can handle. Ab muscles you can do daily. ...Read more
Rest and stretching : Back strain can be treated with rest, activity modification, moist heat, gentle stretching. Sometimes you may require NSAID medications as long as there are no contraindications to do so such as medication allergy, gastric and cardiac disease. If you are experiencing painful muscle spasm a muscle relaxant maybe required. As you pain resolves you can begin a rehabilitation program. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Isometrics : A gentle means to strengthen muscles of the neck is to realize that the periodic stress of a muscle keeps it toned. As to the neck, one can use their own hands and arms to press the neck from different directions, or resist the neck as it attempts to move in different directions. Walking, with attendant head bobbing is another way. Swimming is an excellent way to tone muscles of the neck. ...Read more
Weight and aerobics: Aerobic or cardiovascular exercise will reduce fat, making the underlying muscle more prominent. Weight lifting is also good but for toning it's best to use lighter weights and do more reps as opposed to heavier weights with fewer reps (which is used for adding bulk). ...Read more
See trainer: There are several exercises for the stomach and upper body muscles -depends on your condition.It is best that you see a trainer so he or she can give you the best exercises for your body. ...Read more
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