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How will stretching my hamstrings help with lower back pain?

How will stretching my hamstrings help with lower back pain?

Connected to back: The hamstrings are connected to your pelvis, which is connected to your back. As a result, tight hamstrings pull on your back, causing low back pain. Keeping them stretched and limber can often provide significant relief. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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How can stretching my hamstrings help with lower back pain?

How can  stretching my hamstrings help with lower back pain?

Tight Hammies: Understand there is a complex relationship between the normal curvatures of the spine, and the rotation of your pelvis. When hamstrings are tight, this reverses these curves slightly, changing the way your spine bears weight. Loosen up these hamstrings, and the spine/pelvis can be free to accommodate the normal balance of your spine. ...Read more

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How does stretching my hamstrings help with back pain?

How does stretching my hamstrings help with back pain?

Decrease stresses : By making the hamstrings more flexible, your pelvis positioning can change reducing stresses across the lower back. ...Read more

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Will a back brace help alleviate my lower back pain? I have lower back pain pretty often. Will wearing a back brace help alleviate it? .

Will a back brace help alleviate my lower back pain? I have lower back pain pretty often. Will wearing a back brace help alleviate it?

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Maybe.: To know whether a back brace will help your pain, you need to know what's causing it. The back brace is best used in the acute setting, for a short duration when pain is severe. If you haven't already, make an appointment with your physician to discuss your symptoms and how long you have been in pain. He/she may refer you to a spine specialist for further examination and treatment options. ...Read more

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Can physical therapy help with my lower back pain and the sciatica in my left leg?

Can physical therapy help with my lower back pain and the sciatica in my left leg?

Hard to Say: Injections will give you pain relief early, but PT can be just as helpful but will take time to get relief. There is new research coming out that when you are in a lot of pain, you're body actually stops you from performing exercises so that you may not benefit from PT initially. So we believe that if you at least improve your pain first, you can then proceed with the exercise therapy programs. ...Read more

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What stretching exercises can I do o help lower back pain?

Core exercises: Non-impact exercises such as stretching, bicycling, elliptical machine, and swimming can be helpful. Avoid impact activities such as running. Strengthening of the core muscles can be very helpful as well. ...Read more

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How can I exercise with knee pain and back pain?

How can I exercise with knee pain and back pain?

Arms: It is difficult to adequately exercise when back and knee pain are issues. However, arm exercises can be intense and aerobic. Even better, water exercises, if tolerated in knees and back. ...Read more

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Can i rest my back or is there exercises i can do to stop this pain in my lower back and leg muscles?

Depends: If its an acute problem rest and alternate heat and cold as tolerated. If its chronic muscle strengthening may be helpful to prevent future problems. See a doc or physical therapist to get specifics.You need to make sure you dont have a ruptured disc before doing any therapy. Make sure if your doing routine execise that you are doing them properly and its not the cause as well. ...Read more

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Can liniment horse gel help me to reduce my lower back pain and sciatica?

Can liniment horse gel help me to reduce my lower back pain and sciatica?

Possibly: However, it will be temporary as it probably won't get deep enough to be next to the spine. Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. 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 more

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What can I do to improve my posture to strengthen my core to reduce lower back pain. Pain level a bad "6" always?

What can I do to improve my posture to strengthen my core to reduce lower back pain.  Pain level a bad "6" always?

Core strengthening: Seek help at your local gym or physical therapy for exercise techniques and ways to ensure you do not further injure your back with exercize. I hope this helps and finds you well. ...Read more

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How to help my sciatica pain with knot in my back?

How to help my sciatica pain with knot in my back?

Stretching: Many times acute sciatic pain will resolves after stretching the area abit. The muscles will loosen up and help resolve pain. If not, then consider further imaging studies to see which exact nerve in your spine is getting pinched for further treatment options. ...Read more

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How can exercise help relieve lower back pain?

How can exercise help relieve lower back pain?

Most of back pain: Can get better if you stay active, avoid positions and activities that may increase or cause back pain.Hen you no longer have acute pain, you may be ready for gentle strengthening exercises for your stomach, back, and legs, and perhaps for some stretching exercises. Exercise may not only help decrease low back pain, but it may also help you recover faster, prevent prevent reinjury to your back. ...Read more

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What exercise or stretch can I do for my upper back pain to help loosen it up?

What exercise or stretch can I do for my upper back pain to help loosen it up?

Spine nerve irritate: Many physical therapy sites will show you the best stretches for your muscles. You may have back nerve root irritation with significant muscle spasms, esp deep spasms which cannot be really stretched with exercise. You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor and a specialist and physical medicine and rehabilitation. ...Read more

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How does yoga help reduce my lower back pain?

How does yoga help reduce my lower back pain?

21 reasons 2 do yoga: #9: Eases back pain. People who took two 90-minute classes a week for six months reduced their back pain by 56%; those who got standard medical care experienced just a 16 percent decrease in pain. Ref: AARP, 5/2017 ...Read more

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Are lower back hyperextension exercises good to avoid back pain?

Are lower back hyperextension exercises good to avoid back pain?

Yes: Over time, gravity tends to pull us into a flexed position. Extension exercises counter this effect and help keep the spine neutral. Twisting exercises also help keep the spine limber and lubricated. ...Read more

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