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Doctor insights on: Lower Trap Strengthening

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How do you strengthen the lower back?

How do you  strengthen the lower back?

Exercise: The best way to strengthen the back is with exercise, typically to what we refer to as the "core". That would include abdominal strengthening, but exercises such as swimming and pilates also help. Sometimes a course of treatment with a physical therapist can help, to make sure that the exercises are properly taught and performed. ...Read more

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What is a good way to strengthen my lower back?

What is a good way to strengthen my lower back?

Exercises: I would recommend core exercises to strengthen the lower back and abdominal muscles which will help prevent reinjury to the affected area. I also believe that flexibility and weight control are very important factors with lower back injuries. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises to strengthen my lower back?

Deadlifts: Along with squats, back extensions, and core strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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How to know what exercises can I do to strengthen my lower back?

How to know what exercises can I do to strengthen my lower back?

See details: One cannot explain low back exercises as there are several which you should do. You can search on-line for the specifics or ask your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I strengthen my lower back to stop it spasming?

After: Stretches and warm ups, over a exercise ball you do facing down, reverse sit ups, or find a machine at the gym that serves similar purpose. ...Read more

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What exercises using machines at the gym are best to use to strengthen the lower back ?

Too many to describe: There are numerous exercises that one go do in the gym for the back. Speak with a personal trainer at the gym or search on-line for the specifics. ...Read more

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Should stretching and strengthening exercises be done when there's still pain caused by a ligament problem at the lower back?

Should stretching and strengthening exercises be done when there's still pain caused by a ligament problem at the lower back?

It depends: It depends on a few factors. You need to know whether the trend of your pain is getting better or worse, whether stretching alleviates or worsens the pain, and whether strengthening alleviates or worsens the pain. The exercise program chosen and monitored should be individualized to your specific needs during each phase of your injury. See a spine doc if it still persists for a few weeks. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises to strengthen upper and lower back/neck pain?

What are the best exercises to strengthen upper and lower back/neck pain?

Extension: Neck&back pain can result from repeated flexed postures-examples of this are texting, writing eating.We are frequently in this forward bending position.This can result in disc herniations leading to pain.Repeated extension exercises can help reverse this and strengthen the back. I recommend the book "treat your own back" by r. Mckenzie. Yoga also improves strength and flexibility of the spine. ...Read more

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