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Dr. Douglas Linville II
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How to know what exercises can I do to strengthen my back, which has a lower lumbar lordosis?

How to know what exercises can I do to strengthen my back, which has a lower lumbar lordosis?

McKenzie Exercises: Pt for back and neck conditions involve stretching, strengthening, and some range of motion. These exercises start very gently, and then are progressed by a certified pt based upon patient response. All patients are different, so the exact exercises differ as does the progress. Pilates is also excellent for the core (yoga and piyo other options) if you want non-medical option. ...Read more

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Lumbar (Definition)

The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more


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Dr. Craig Morton
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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. Robert Replogle
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I'm 25, been having constant lower back pain for long time. Not over weight. Do exercise from time to time.Lumbar support to give support. What to do?

I'm 25, been having constant lower back pain for long time. Not over weight. Do exercise from time to time.Lumbar support to give support. What to do?

Core strength: Exercises to build solid symmetric core strength are readily available on the web. Stretching, particularly hamstrings can be very helpful. Yoga can frankly accomplish all of these goals, and there are many free yoga resources online. ...Read more

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I have pain in lower back. X-Ray reports Lumbar lordosis reduced. Minimal reduction in L4-L5 & L5-S1 disc space. Pl advice cause, medicine, exercise.

I have pain in lower back. X-Ray reports Lumbar lordosis reduced. Minimal reduction in L4-L5 & L5-S1 disc space. Pl advice cause, medicine, exercise.

Exercise: Low back pain is one of the most common complaints in medicine and the findings on your xray are seen in patients with NO BACK pain as often as those with pain. The most important advice I can give you is EXERCISE! STRENGTHEN THOSE BACK MUSCLES and you will feel better. Your Primary Care Provider can provide you with these exercises Goods Luck Be Well! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Sir what shall I do to improve my lower back strength ?

Sir what shall I do to improve my lower back strength ?

Sit ups/exercise,,: Things like sit ups would be very helpful for strengthening your abdominal muscles and likely for your lower back as well. Overall exercise is also very important as it strengthens all your muscles and takes off extra weight. ...Read more

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What are good lower back exercises?

What are good lower back exercises?

Hard to say: Without knowing more about yourself. The best thing for your back, is to first make sure your weight is optimized. If you are overweight that places undue stress on your back. Then, exercise wise, consider exercises that strengthen your core, as a healthy back requires balanced muscular responses from your back and abdominal muscles. ...Read more

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What would be the most comfortable way to sit if you have lower back/lumbar pain?

Usually sitting is : The worst position as it generates 4x your body weight across the lower back while standing is only 2x your body weight & lying down is the least. The longer you stay in one position the higher the static load becomes like leaving a weight on a stack of newspapers for a few minutes v a hour-the stack compresses more. So sitting on a high stool mimicking standing or reclined in a recliner best! ...Read more

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Exercise (Definition)

Exercise is physical activity, such as walking, running, swimming, biking, ...Read more


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