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Doctor insights on: How Can I Activate My Multifidus Muscle

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How can I activate my multifidus muscle?

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 more

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Muscle (Definition)

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


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Can you tell me how could i effectively strengthen my abdominal muscles?

Can you tell me how could i effectively strengthen my abdominal muscles?

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

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How can I build neck muscle?

How can I build neck muscle?

Weights: Almost any upper body weight lifting activates your neck muscles.Always start with a certified trainer who can demonstrate proper technique. ...Read more

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How can i treat my back muscle strain?

How can  i treat my back muscle strain?

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 more

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How can I strenghten neck muscles?

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

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How can I build muscle for baseball?

Certified trainer: Assuming you're in good health, seeing a certified trainer who specializes in baseball could be a good source for improving the muscles involved in that sport. Ask for references from fellow athletes or your coaches. ...Read more

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How can I just tone my thigh muscles and not build it like kk?

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

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How can I strengthen my nervous system?

How can I strengthen my nervous system?

Sorry: Your question as it stands cannot be answered. Please repost the question with an explanation of how and why you consider your nervous system to be weak. ...Read more

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How can I increase muscle strength?

Lift heavy objects: Lift heavy objects 2-3x/week which will build muscle strength. Try at least , 6-8 repetitions of the same repetitive lifting. Add proper diet to the regimen. ...Read more

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How can I improve my hand muscle?

How can I improve my hand muscle?

Exercise: As with muscles in other areas of the body the hand muscles can be strengthened with exercise and increase use. Be aware that some muscle weakness in the hand can be related to nerve compression syndromes so an evaluation by a hand surgeon may be helpful. ...Read more

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How can I flatten my stomach muscles?

How can I flatten my stomach muscles?

Pilates class: One of the most popular and effective ways to strengthen your abdominal "core" muscles is with pilates. You can usually find them offered at many different health/workout centers. ...Read more

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How can I heal my calf muscle?

How can I heal my calf muscle?

Don't know: What did you do to your calf muscle? Tear it, stretch it, bruise it. Need more information. ...Read more

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I feel like I strained a muscle, what can I do to restore the muscle?

I feel like I strained a muscle, what can I do to restore the muscle?

Avoid weight lifting: Make sure you're not taking any lip at Loring agents. As Simba Staten, Lipitor, can cause muscle strain/muscle aches. If your muscle pain is related to movement, you may speak to your primary doctor ...Read more

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How can I treat a pulled/strained thigh muscle?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression and elevation are the mainstays of early treatment. After the acute phase gentle progressive stretching should be done several times a day. Once your are pain free start a progressive strengthening program to prevent recurrent injury. ...Read more

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How can I best exercise my stomach and upper body muscles?

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