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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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Exercise Stress Test (Definition)

Recording an ekg while walking up a steeper & steeper incline, at a faster & faster rate, so as to increase heart contraction intensity & rate of contraction, thus blood flow needed by the heart muscle. However, atherosclerosis does not narrow arteries, clots do, & the ekg only detects major qualitative differences in capillary blood flow. Thus only severe artery disease ...Read more


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Is swimming good for low back pain?

Is swimming good for low back pain?

Less stress on Spine: with swimming, however hard to say if it will help. Likely the less stress will allow the disk to heal quicker. Depends also on what types of swimming strokes you are performing. ...Read more

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Is naproxen good for back pain?

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Is naproxen good for back pain?

Naproxen: Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory medication. It is effective for back pain, especially for muscular pain. If your pain is not improved with it, please see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are suggestions for a good exercise dvd for neck and back pain?

What are suggestions for a good exercise dvd for neck and back pain?

Nothing specific: Would consider looking into yoga or pilates dvd's.....Definitely review with an experienced trainer or physical therapist to ensure that you are not doing any exercises that may strain your neck or back further. These two exercise styles tend to be low impact and stress positions that improve posture, breathing, and core strength. ...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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What medication is good for back pain?

What medication is good for back pain?

Depends on Cause: Various "pain" medications do different things. You may need an anti-inflammatory medication, a muscle relaxer, a "nerve pain" medication or a narcotic. See a board certified anesthesiologist/pain specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there any exercise that is good for back pain?

Strengthen your: Stomach and back muscles. For you, because of the hernia repair, you are going to have to be extra careful. You can ask to be refered to physical therapy, to help do so safely. ...Read more

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What is good for lower back pain?

Depends upon cause : Lower back pain is very common problem most often it is due to over use or strain of muscles and gets better with rest moist heat back exercises over the counter medications like Motrin or aleve (naproxen) occasionally it can come from serious condition like infection of the disc space or herniated disc which may even require surgery so it depends on the cause of the pain and duration of pain good luck. ...Read more

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Is rhizotomy good for back pain?

Is rhizotomy good for back pain?

Generally Good: Radiofrequency procedures work well if a previous facet injection or medial branch block was performed with greater than 75-80% relief that was obtained. As with anything there are failures, but quite low if the block worked well. Risks are the same as with any spine procedure, no different. Rare that you would be worse off afterwards. ...Read more

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Which exercise is the best for alleviating back pain?

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Which exercise is the best for alleviating back pain?

Exercise v back pain: Check out following re specific exercises that benefit those w/bad back: http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/exercises-to-reduce-low-back-pain, http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/lower-back-pain-10/slideshow-exercises, http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00302 & http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/adult-health/multimedia/back-pain/sls-20076265. Don't forget healthy nutrition! ...Read more

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What is a good medication for back pain?

What is a good medication for back pain?

Depends on the cause: Back pain have multiple causes, such as urinary track infection, peptic ulcer diseases, cancer, arthritis of spine, disc herniation, inflammation of muscles, and refereed pain from other parts. Suggest refer to your physician for proper treatment. Any pain killer has a temporary effect. Do not take a lot tylenol, (acetaminophen) for pain because is silent killer. ...Read more

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Is naproxen good for upper back pain?

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Is naproxen good for upper back pain?

Naproxen: Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory medication. It's commonly used for pain. ...Read more

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What is a good pain reliever/muscle relaxer for severe back pain?

See your doctor: Get evaluated by your doctor, following this he/she will develop a treatment plan. It is important that an underlying issue is not masked by meds. Also, other than for a few days 3-4 days, taking muscle relaxers/pain medication for back pain longer than this is not really advisable, except for a few pathologies (for example cancer, recent surgery, things in that line). ...Read more

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What is a good method for eliminating pain during exercise?

What is a good method for eliminating pain during exercise?

Exercise pain: Pain during exercise may not necessarily be abnormal. During resistance training, muscles can produce lactate which can cause a painful, burning sensation. Soreness in the muscles 1-2 days after exercising can be a part of a normal phenomenon called delayed onset muscle soreness (doms). However, pain that persists during rest and/or does not resolve after 1-2 weeks may indicate a chronic injury. ...Read more

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What is a good prescription pain medicine for chronic back pain?

What is a good prescription pain medicine for chronic back pain?

Back pain: Without a full evaluation it's impossible to tell you if there is a good prescription med. It may be that you may do fine with conservative treatment . The point is- not every pain back or anywhere else necessitates a prescription pain med. ...Read more

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Is there a good recommendation for a good ergonomic chair for low back pain?

Is there a good recommendation for a good ergonomic chair for low back pain?

Ergonomic chair: There is no single one that is the best. Each person is different. The best thing is to go to a store that has them on display and actually try them out. Also if you buy see what the return policy is - if it does not work out then at least you can return the chair for an exchange or refund. ...Read more

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What NSAID is best for low back pain?

What NSAID is best for low back pain?

Hard to say: Different people respond differently to various NSAIDs so there is not one that is consistently better than others. Try naproxen first. This is the one NSAID without cardiovascular risk. ...Read more

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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


Isometric Exercise (Definition)

Isometric exercises involve contracting muscles while there is no movement with the exercise. The goal is to strengthen the muscle by using a force that is ...Read more