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Is working out back muscles good for scoliosis?

Is working out back muscles good for scoliosis?

Pilates core better: Back muscles get a daily workout but theabs are a back muscle spine flexor work out all the back muscles front and back many structural curves envolve only the thoracic spine so keeping all the lumbar muacles strong can compensate for spinal imbalance dont forget the abs. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Rounded shoulders causing shoulder and neck pain. Is wearing a posture brace to bring the shoulders back a good idea? Will it weaken muscles?

Rounded shoulders causing shoulder and neck pain. Is wearing a posture brace to bring the shoulders back a good idea? Will it weaken muscles?

Exercise is better.: It is far better to exercise and strengthen the muscles in your shoulder and back to correct posture. See your doc, and get a referral to a physical therapist if necessary and to be sure you don't have scoliosis or another problem of the spine that is affecting your posture. Stronger muscles will help no matter what the cause, though. ...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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If stretching/strengthening exercises aren't working for gluteus medius pain (months of therapy) what exactly can a Dr. do for this relentless pain?

If stretching/strengthening exercises aren't working for gluteus medius pain (months of therapy) what exactly can a Dr. do for this relentless pain?

He (she) can do lots: if your doctor is a physical medicine doctor or an osteopathic doctor. First, he can perform a thorough examination as well as diagnostic testing. Second, if the diagnosis is neurological, he can give you blocks and/or epidural steroid injections. Third, he can coordinate therapy. There are trigger point therapies, such as dry needling, spray and stretch, and manual therapies he can administer. ...Read more

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Better to focus on stretching or building muscle for back pain? New job turning, changing and lifting adults killing my back. Need quick results!

Better to focus on stretching or building muscle for back pain? New job turning, changing and lifting adults killing my back. Need quick results!

Back pain: Having a strong and flexible back is always a good thing, but consider the role of proper rest on a comfortable mattress as a therapy. You also need to contact your supervisor at work since your back pain is work related and you are entitled under workman's compensation law to be treated for you problem without you having to pay. ...Read more

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Is Pilates any good for strengthening abs muscles. I just delivered a baby and need to strenghten my abs?

Yes: Pilates was developed specifically to focus on the "core", or in common terms the abdominal muscles. ...Read more

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Need exercises for muscles for getting out of chair and standing alone please?

Need exercises for muscles for getting out of chair and standing alone please?

Lower body exercises: Getting out of a chair and standing alone require various muscle groups in the lower body. These are primarily the quadriceps, hamstrings and gluteus muscles. Exercises like squats, lunges and leg curls will improve these activities. ...Read more

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Lower back muscle ache from being in the gym. Can't seem to shake this pulled muscle. Going on 6 weeks. What's your recommendation for a fix?

Lower back muscle ache from being in the gym. Can't seem to shake this pulled muscle. Going on 6 weeks. What's your recommendation for a fix?

See your provider: See your provider as you may need some prescription antiinflammatories and some muscle relaxants. In addition you may need physical therapy to strengthen your back. If possible you should stay active as bed rest can make things worse. No heavy lifting or twisting however. If you have numbness and tingling into your lower extremities you may have a herniated disc. ...Read more

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Can I take cyclobenzaprine for sore arm muscles from working out at the gym?

Can I take cyclobenzaprine for sore arm muscles from working out at the gym?

Rather not: I would rather see you utilize a combination of ice and nsaid medication for muscular soreness after workouts. A muscle relaxant might help you sleep at night if you have a lot of spasm, but i'd stick with the nsaids. ...Read more

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What are the best yoga poses for working out my calves?

What are the best yoga poses for working out my calves?

See below: Pretty much all of the standing yoga asanas with work your calves. The important thing is to focus on proper alignment and build the pose from the ground up by activating all of your muscles in any pose. The provides a whole body work out. Other poses that build the calves would be bridge pose and tip toe bridge pose, all of the warrior series, dancers pose, tree pose and many others. ...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 good exercises for upper back pain due to bad posture?

What are good exercises for upper back pain due to bad posture?

Back extension exerc: Back extension exercises would be a good place to start. You need an evaluation for a correct diagnosis. Discuss this with your physicians. This may not be due to poor posture. ...Read more

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What is a good back brace for kyphosis?

Depends: It depends on the site and cause of kyphosis. In the thoracic spine a tlso (thoracic-lumbar-sacral orthosis) may be a good option. ...Read more

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As a teen, is it good to start doing muscle build up?

As a teen, is it good to start doing muscle build up?

Opportunity: Adolescence, and specifically late into puberty begins a window of opportunity for you to build stronger bone and muscle mass. The natural surge in hormones will allow for more gain/effort than earlier. You have the opportunity to put on at least 5 pounds of muscle mass/yr, if not more, without using external sources.Work out under a certified trainer to help avoid injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

Scoliosis is the term given for a curvature of the spine in the coronal plane that is ...Read more


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Scoliosis (Definition)

An abnormal curvature of the spine or backbone in which part of the spine looks curved to ...Read more