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Doctor insights on: Lift Baby Will Make Discs Worse

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Does running make osteoarthritis worse?? Im afraid that it will make the cartilage looses more.

Does running make osteoarthritis worse??  Im afraid that it will make the cartilage looses more.

Plus and minus.: We say that exercise is beneficial for osteoarthritis, but running is tough on the hips, knees and ankles. Try less impactful exercise like stationary cycling or swimming, along with light weight training for the muscles that surround the weakened joints. ...Read more

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Will squats make your neck stronger?

Will squats make your neck stronger?

Squat.: When engaged in proper posture for a squat, with the lower back arched and head facing forward, the neck muscles will be engaged as stabilizing muscles. But a squat is mainly for quadriceps strength, not for the neck. ...Read more

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Does scoliosis make labor harder? Also does it make it harder putting the epidural shot in straight?

Does scoliosis make labor harder? Also does it make it harder putting  the epidural shot in straight?

It depends: A mild degree of scoliosis should not be a problem. It usually affects the upper (thoracic) part of the spine, and the lower (lumbar) portion may be normal. However, a more severe degree of scoliosis may require surgery such as harrington rods. If this has been done, an epidural may not be possible. Consult an anesthesiologist before labor for more information. ...Read more

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Will the pill make my scoliosis worse?

no: There is not any relationship between medication and scoliosis. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Can food and lifestyle choice make my herniated disc worse?

Can food and lifestyle choice make my herniated disc worse?

Yes: Food only affects a herniated disc if it's contributing to obesity. Lifestyle, like leading a sedentary lifestyle, or overdoing activity when your body isn't ready for it, can contribute. It is important to stretch, exercise, strengthen the paraspinous muscles, and keep your weight at a healthy level. ...Read more

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Will crunches make your neck muscles big?

Will crunches make your neck muscles big?

Not if done properly: The head and neck should be as relaxed as feasible for any core muscle work. While they work to stabilize the head, neck muscles are unlikely to hypertrophy without specific maneuvers versus significant weight against those isolated muscles themselves. Make sure to focus on obliques and transverse abdominus, not just crunches, to strengthen and stabilize core. ...Read more

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Will wearing my retainer all the time help tighten my loose teeth or make them worse?

Will wearing my retainer all the time help tighten my loose teeth or make them worse?

Probably help: It depends upon why your teeth are loose. Wearing your retainer all the time will not make the condition worse, and may make it better. ...Read more

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I have degenerative disc L4 L5 is it safe to do sit ups n crunch. Will the it get better over time without doing surgery will it be like that 4 ever?

I have degenerative disc L4 L5 is it safe to do sit ups n crunch. Will the it get better over time without doing surgery will it be like that 4 ever?

Yes: In fact, we encourage abdominal strengthening exercise in patients with back problems, including disc disease because making abdominal muscles stronger takes pressure off lower back muscles, and helps with pain. Most disc problems don't require surgery. ...Read more

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Can a soft mattress make my spinal stenosis worse?

Can a soft mattress make my  spinal stenosis worse?

No: No, however, lying on your stomach may increase the arch or sway or lordosis of your lower back that could aggravate your symptoms and if thereis advanced stenosis, lying flat on your back may also do the same. Most people sleep in a fetal position on either side for relief like bending over for relief opening up the stenosis. ...Read more

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Will doing much exercises make your breast smaller?

Will doing much exercises make your breast smaller?

Maybe: Everything depends on the extent of exercise. Building the pectorals muscles may help to make your breasts appear larger since these muscles are immediately beneath the breast tissue. ...Read more

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Will every-other-day jogging make your butt flatter?

Will every-other-day jogging make your butt flatter?

Doubtful: It is very hard for us to change the natural shape of our bodies. Exercise does little to effect targeted, specific changes to our bodies. Running can help you burn calories which can lead to generalized loss of body fat and weight loss. It can also tone the muscles in your legs and butt. I say go for it & make peace with your body shape. ...Read more

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If you surgically remove herniated nucleus propulsus, will the disc flatten out more over time due to less support? How much time?

If you surgically remove herniated nucleus propulsus, will the disc flatten out more over time due to less support? How much time?

Yes it well: It will flatten right away, but you could not notice on x-ray .It take about 2-5 years to see on the x-ray. ...Read more

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Will adding swimming to my heavy lifting make me bigger, or will it stunt my growth?

Will adding swimming to my heavy lifting make me bigger, or will it stunt my growth?

Better: If you are 47 you are done growing. The swimming will make you better, as it will help stretch the muscles which you have constricted with the heavy lifting. Examine your rationale for the heavy lifting -- you will not keep it for life, and it's tough when the max gets less as you age. The lighter wt. And higher reps stays longer, more practical for everyday life, and better cardio results. ...Read more

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Will jogging make my posture and stiff muscles worse?

Will jogging make my posture and stiff muscles worse?

No: No, jogging should not really make posture or stiff muscles worse and, depending on the diagnosis, may help. I would recommend you check with your doctor before you begin an exercise plan. ...Read more