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Can my back exercises have caused a pinched nerve?

Can my back exercises have caused a pinched nerve?

Its possible: I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...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 are good neck exercises and back exercises?

What are good neck exercises and back exercises?

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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Is it okay for me to do back exercises during a vipassana meditation course?

Is it okay for me to do back exercises during a vipassana meditation course?

Mindful Yoga?: I don't know the specific back problem you have, or what type of back exercises you're considering. The vipassana retreat i just attended included some gentle, mindful yoga -- and people were of course free to amend postures according to any physical limitations they had (like back pain, etc). Please ask your doctor about any specific limitations s/he feels you need to observe with exercise. ...Read more

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Hi, i have shoulder pain when I turn my arm external rotation whilst is raised. Started after doing weighed dips. No pain while doing back exercises.

Hi, i have shoulder pain when I turn my arm external rotation whilst is raised. Started after doing weighed dips. No pain while doing back exercises.

Ac impingement: Sounds like you may have some impingement of the AC joint on your rotator cuff. I'd avoid overhead activities and see your ortho if it doesn't start to improve soon. ...Read more

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Routine back exercises, disectomy on l4/l5. No help. I have had 13 spinal injections since 05/11. Will too many injections harm me? Only thing working

Routine back exercises, disectomy on l4/l5. No help. I have had 13 spinal injections since 05/11. Will too many injections harm me? Only thing working

Depends: There's many different type of injections and different type injection could use different mixture of medication. I believe your doctor will determine the type injection is appropriate for you or not. You can ask this same question to the doctor who performed those injection on you. ...Read more

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Doctor recommended back exercises after spinal fusion surgery and rod removal?

Doctor recommended back exercises after spinal fusion surgery and rod removal?

Activity after fused: Given that rods were removed, i must assume that the fusion is solid. Therefore, there are really no restrictions for you in a solidly fused lumbar spine. Core exercises like pilates/piyo/yoga are great (your flexibility will be limited, obviously). Aerobic exercises as tolerated and continue to progress as tolerated. ...Read more

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How can I prevent the barbell from slipping out of my hand while doing back exercises?

How can I prevent the barbell from slipping out of my hand while doing back exercises?

Gloves: Hand grip may be fatiguing if weight too heavy, also I use weight lifting gloves to improve grip and absorb sweat. Also they protect hands. Good luck. ...Read more