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Best exercise for lower back (lumbar) pain relief?

Best exercise for lower back (lumbar) pain relief?

See below: The best exercises for low back are gentle core strengthening exercises. A great program for this can be found at www.therehabzone.com ...Read more

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Dr. David Hardin
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Hydrotherapy (Definition)

Hydrotherapy programs use water treatments, often at health spas, to revitalize, maintain, and restore health. Such treatments help manipulate the movement of blood within the body. They can be offered via saunas, steam baths, foot baths, and cold ...Read more


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Throbbing pain in testicles and sciatic pain. No meds, exercises or stretching help?

Sciatica and testicl: It is very unusual to have sciatica with associated testicular pain. Although it is not prudent to postulate two different causative factors, this must be considered. You should get in for an. Evaluation soon. ...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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Some stretches or "cures" for lower back pain after running? Thanks in advance

Stretches: 3 big muscles to keep stretched. Hamstrings, psoas, quadriceps. For me, the hamstrings are the biggest recurring issue. ...Read more

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How does acupuncture help pain management for severe back/leg pain with sciatic pain?

How does acupuncture help pain management for severe back/leg pain with sciatic pain?

Acupuncture: It is considered a viable additional or adjunctive therapy that can help contribute to relief. Acupuncture involves placement of almost microscopic needle tips into 'meridians'. It is not painful. ...Read more

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What are recommended yoga positions for back pain relief?

What are recommended yoga positions for back pain relief?

Experiment: Yoga is a way to stretch. Keeping your "core" (tummy and back muscles) limber and strong can help reduce back pain. Experiment with the movements and positions. Choose those that work the "core." a little discomfort is okay. If a position is really uncomfortable (during or after), try something different. ...Read more

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Is there physical therapy for lower back pain?

Yes!!!: here's a You Tube video I produced with our physical therapists... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20zybMbnVoU and here is a more in depth academic paper, with theory, "A phased rehabilitation protocol for athletes with lumbar intervertebral disc herniation" http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3812831/ ...Read more

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Any rec's for poor posture (hunched back) and chronic back pain? Exercises, strategies for remedying years of bad habits..?

Any rec's for poor posture (hunched back) and chronic back pain? Exercises, strategies for remedying years of bad habits..?

Exercise: Exercise, exercise, and then some more exercise; you can't imagine how much benefit you can get from simply waking 30 minutes per day; I have patients who lost @ 10 pounds just simply by waking their dogs 30 minutes per day. So keep moving to better health. ...Read more

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How long must stretching exercises for back pain take?

How long must stretching exercises for back pain take?

10-15 minutes: Stretching for back it take about 15 minutes you extended for 30 minutes if you feel comfortable. ...Read more

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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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What are some good exercises to strengthen the back muscles (i have chronic back pain from sitting down at work)?

What are some good exercises to strengthen the back muscles (i have chronic back pain from sitting down at work)?

"superman" exercise: Back injuries should always be checked by your doctor, especially if chronic or if one experiences symptoms down the leg(s). The superman exercise is ideal for strengthening the back muscles. Lie on your stomach, arms outstretched in front; lift the rt. Arm/shoulder and left leg/hip off the floor for 5 seconds, then repeat on the opposite side, do 12 sets, twice a day. ...Read more

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What are effective yoga positions for back pain relief?

What are effective yoga positions for back pain relief?

Gentle Stretching: Gentle poses that stretch the psoas and quadratus lumborum musculature can often be helpful in treating/preventing low back pain. Positions such as downward dog, cobra and "warrior 1" can help. However, it is best to use these positions as part of a broader yoga routine. I recommend taking a local yoga class to learn how to safely and gently utilize these forms. ...Read more

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Would weight lifting exercise help aleviate back pain?

Would weight lifting exercise help aleviate back pain?

Maybe but be careful: You can make things worse. Start with stretching exercises first, especially your hamstrings. If not improving see your doc. ...Read more

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What kinds of physical therapy exercises work for lower back pain?

Yoga: There are many reasons and solutions for lower back pain, which is an extremely common complaint. The main problem often stems from weak trunk muscles. The muscles of the trunk support the structures of the back, therefore, strengthen the trunk and the back is better supported. Try yoga, try abdominal exercises, or simply go for brisk walks with good posture. ...Read more

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Tailbone pain after using exercise bike, pain to sit on and tense. No pain any other timeWhats wrong ? Treatment

Tailbone pain after using exercise bike, pain to sit on and tense. No pain any other timeWhats wrong ? Treatment

Coccyxdynia: The pain you have in tailbone is called coccyxdynia. This is common in people who sit a lot especially in rode/exercise bikes. It is caused by the continued pressure in that area. One will have to avoid sitting until the pain is relieved, ice, take NSAIDS ie aleve (naproxen) 2 tablets 2x per day with meals. Consider finding an extra cushion for that exercise bike or finding a new bike in the future. ...Read more

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Chronic knee pain. Job requires sitting for long durations. Doing daily jog. Pain relieves while body is warmed upMild squats relieves pain for a day.

Chronic knee pain. Job requires sitting for long durations. Doing daily jog. Pain relieves while body is warmed upMild squats relieves pain for a day.

Keep up the good work!: You seem to have answered your own question. Chronic knee pain made worse with sitting is often mild to moderate arthritis. Sitting is really hard on arthritic knees because it causes pressure in one spot on the damaged cartilage. Changing the position of your knees can help. Can you adjust your workstation to stand? Exercising is how cartilage "Breaths". Keep up the good work! ...Read more

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What is more effective for low back pain and joint pain; physical therapy or chiropractic?

What is more effective for low back pain and joint pain; physical therapy or chiropractic?

Depends: Both specialists overlap quite a bit. Just depends on what you are comfortable with. Physical therapy is now doing a lot of manipulation therapies and vice versa chiropractors are noting the benefit of active exercise therapy for their patients as well. Often times seeing an sports medicine physician might be helpful since they have experience with both care types to guide you. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more