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Doctor insights on: Lower Lumbar Back Strength Exercises

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

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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What is the most comfortable way to sit to alleviate lower back/lumbar pain?

What is the most comfortable way to sit to alleviate lower back/lumbar pain?

At a bar: Sitting tends to be a high load -4x body weight-across the back. Worse if no back support or arm rests like a bleecher. Over the ages, bars evolved to be very comfortable with a high chair more like standing than sitting with a brass rail or foot rest so it is easy to get up &shift position and the bar is high unlike sitting over a desk-ergonomics at its besit with the ability to self medicate! ...Read more

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