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Dr. James Dukelow
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more


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Will yoga help back pain?

Will yoga help back pain?

Yes: Please note however, that not all back trouble is the same and treatments vary so please get checked by an md specialist. Yoga is great for stress relief, posture improvement and flexibility. If it doesnt hurt, go for it but do not push thru pain or numbness whatsoever! ...Read more

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How do I limit the risk of back pain during yoga?

How do I limit the risk of back pain during yoga?

Core strength: Maintain a strong and flexible core by doing core strengthening/range of motion exercises. Avoid extreme postures, and maintain good body mechanics. ...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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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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Can i try yoga and massage for a almost two year old back pain?

Can i try yoga and massage for a almost two year old back pain?

East - West: Integrated medicine. Western medicine is limited in what it has to offer for back pain which come with side effects and the risk of the potential addiction. Complimentary alternative medicine or traditional chinese medicine, including yoga and massage are effective for prevention and treatment for low back pain. Rec.: see a cam or tcm practitioner for more information. ...Read more

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Is yoga better for preventing back pain or for treating it once it's already there?

Both: Yoga done properly and with good alignment can both treat lower back and neck pain as well as help people keep a good strong core to protect their back. I recommend it to my patients all the time and practice yoga myself. ...Read more

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What yoga exercises can relieve back pain?

Forward folds: Forward folds and hamstring stretches are good for the back. When you stretch our legs you are also stretching your back at the same time. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (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


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