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How To Lightly Bounce On An Exercise Ball With A Herniated Disc
I read bouncing on exercise ball will help disc heal. Is that true for a degenetated & bulging disc?
No: Discs typically do not heal. However, that doesn't mean that you can't live pain-free. A ruptured disk will often shrink away from a nerve. A herniated or bulging disk as you call it can move around but bouncing on a ball does not promise which direction it moves. If you are having symptoms, see a physical therapist or chiropractor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
Which lower body lifting exercises can I do with a meniscal injury. My doctor has cleared me for walking and stairs without a brace or krutches?
Need more info: Do you have a mensical tear? If you do and had a surgical menisectomy, usually my patients are walking within a few days, then stationary biking, then running in 3-4 weeks. Things like stairs and crouching are variable based on quad strength and body weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: In most instances, herniated disc are resorbed by the body. They do not go back into place. Often what are described as disc bulging on lumbar mri's are actually bony spurs or discosteophyte complexes. They do not resorb. Kind of counter intuitive, the larger the disc herniation the faster the disc resorbs. This is thought to be because the large disc herniation stirs up a larger immune response. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have sore feet and right diagnosed with mortons neuroma so is a stationary bike ok to use for exercise or will it aggravate the condition?
Yes: Provided little or no pressure is over the forefoot or over the neuroma, you should have no problem. If, however, while doing the exercise, or the next day, you have pain, then you should listen to your body and modify or discontinue. Cycling, if done properly, should not aggravate a neuroma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can yoga help a compres spinal cord or a pich nerv or can make it worse by puting pressure on it. Ding yoga until i can get an MRI on my spinal cord?
I'm a male with lumbar disc pain. I use stretching exercise & massage to alleviate what is usually mild to moderate pain. I find, too, wearing a stretching lumbar belt (with velco on either end) to be helpful . My massage therapist said one of his client
Strengthening: You need to add abdominal & low back strengthening to your stretching. The belt will weaken your abdominal muscles even though it feels good. ...Read more
One of my vertebrae is tender from putting weight on it from a yoga pose that made an L with my body with floor and wall. Should I ice or massage it?
Could lifting affect or add strain to my injury? I was diagnosed with cervical disc degeneration, cervicalgia, arthropathy of the neck and head, and radiculopathy. My last job i did a lot of lifting on heavy items such as furniture on a daily basis and w
Neck pain : Any kind of strain always affects an 'injures' body part worse than a healthy spine, arm, or leg. If you had degeneration already, additional strain can certainly make this feel worse, although no changes in imaging or exam are identified. For arthritic spine, 'motion is lotion' with gentle daily stretching+no over exertion. If needed, take some preemptive anti-inflammatories before you start! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends.: Herniated disks are actually common, even in people without spinal pain. In most cases movement within normal range of motion is good for a disk. If you have a symptomatic fresh disk hernia, you should see your primary care doctor. If a good trial of non-operative treatment, including exercise therapy is not helpful, then ask to be referred to a physiatrist (not psychiatrist). ...Read more
If I have a slipped or herniated disc or a rotation in my spine and a bruised spine will that stuff show up on a ct? Or is it best to have a mri?
Opting for a bilateral hip core decompression. Will i be in a wheelchair or crutches?What is recovery times like?Have a desk job can I go back quick?
Core Decompr. "CD": Cd can be done as an inpatient procedure with a short hospitalization, but there is a recent trend toward doing it on an outpatient basis. Patients are usually maintained on partial weightbearing with crutches for 6 weeks to 3 months. Other procedures have higher morbidity complications, and require more vigorous protection from weightbearing, usually 3+ mos. ...Read more
Is it safe to lift weights above your head or lateral raises if you have pelvic organ prolapse (while seated on an exercise ball)?
Valsalva pressure: Whenever one holds a breath and strains down to defecate, urinate or lift weights, the suspended pelvic organs tend to do a "deep dive" towards the floor of the pelvis, putting a gravitational strain on the same. In other words,, the pelvic organs will tend to prolapse even further then they have if weights are continuously lifted. ...Read more
I am a baseball pitcher with chronic shoulder pain when externally rotating due to a hill sachs lesion. Rehab did not work what is my best option?
How serious is L5 fractured verabre along with 2 herniated disc have to take a veryo g drive-1200 miles a tithing i can do to make it less painf?
Many variables: Low lumbar fractures rarely require surgery if traumatic. If from osteoporosis, not serious but likely going to be painful. As healing progresses past 3 months, 70% will be healed. Discs don't do well with sitting, so sciatica could also be an issue. Take breaks, some nsaids salonpas hot. Consider seeing doc for steroids before trip. Epidural could be preventative. Dosepak on hand as backup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a spinal disc herniation l4-l5 and a severe left leg pain. I'm trying to avoid surgery, doing exercises, but will it heal on its own? Mri att
Pinched Nerve: It can take up to 6 months to go away on its own. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a herniated disc on my lumbar spine on L7 area .Very painful. Got ran over by a car. By x bf in 2009.What can I do to help pain that ohp covers?
What are good exercises to strengthen back and legs . I'm 6'8" and can't do a squat or push-up . Getting that low is hard to bounce back from. ?
Water excercises: Excercises in water could be one way of increasing range of motion. Also, as you get stronger, you could go in more shallow water as you get used to the increased weight on the lower extremities ...Read more
Can i hit the gym? I have lumbar lordosis with a mild disc bulge and what exercises can I do in the gym.
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