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Mattress Topper Good For Sciatica Back Problems
Sure: Numbness and tingling are not pain. Also weakness is not pain. Sciatica is a term that defines a pain syndrome starting from the spine, however sometimes people only have the above symptoms without the pain. You should probably get evaluated to make sure its not significant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Can jumping rope cause more lower back problems if you already have sciatica, or is it safe to jump rope? I don't want to make things worse.
Jumping: Can either irritate the issue or you may get lucky and it doesn't. try it out if to hurts more, then stop. ...Read more
Colonoscopy 12/5 woke to low back pain today has gotten worse but I also have history of back problems bulging and herniated disks l3-s1 coincidence?
Most likely it is: A coincidence given your history although one should look for any signs of fever, chills, sweats or general malaise or not feeling well along with any pain more than usual especially with spasm that does not improve with rest. There is a remote possibility that an infection can occur in a disc via the circulation when one has had a procedure in a region with known bacteria like the gut or mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do memory foam mattresses cause forward head posture. I got one 6 months ago and I'm starting to have back problems. I don't know if its the mattress.
Maybe: I am not aware of any medical studies showing that memory foam mattresses cause forward head posture or back pain. In fact, there are few studies showing a link between mattresses and back pain, although a 2003 study showed that a majority of patients did better on a medium firm mattress. ...Read more
I already have back problems from tumbling but my old mattress isn't helping the matter either. What can I do if we can't afford a new mattress?
Exercise: One of the most effective solutions for anyone with back pain/problems is to strengthen the muscles of the torso with exercises that target flexibility and strength building in the muscles of the abdomen, upper back, and lower back. Just be sure to have your doctor make sure there are not any more serious issues before you begin a new exercise regimen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any exercise program which is consistent, emphasizes core strenghening and stretching is valuable for healing most situations which involve the back. One key aspect
Is to start slowly and increase incrementally If one stops for awhile then you adjust accordingly by decreasing time and intensity of your program. ...Read more
It could be one of: Several reasons. You could be a stomach sleeper which is generally not a good position for someone with a back problem. The memory foam may not allow to easily change positions during your sleep. The memory foam may not offer enough firmness for your back to be supported. ...Read more
If I have lower back problems, is it good to elevate my feet and head slightly at night in bed. My bed can do this.
Not necessarily: You need an accurate diagnosis as to the reason for your back pain. Back pain can be inflammatory or non inflammatory issues. Back pain can be related to joint, muscles, tendons, Bruce's, neurologic lesions etc. You need clarification of your diagnosis ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do memory foam beds create added pain to necks, lower back problems or mild lumbar scoliosis?
Sleep on Side: Hard to say why. Beds are so specific for each person, I would suggest trying another bed if possible. Alternatively, side sleeping puts the least pressure on the spine, especially with pillows between legs. If this is still uncomfortable consider sleeping in your back with 2-3 pillows under your legs to raise them, so back stays flat on the bed. ...Read more
I am 36 with severe lower back problems. I never feel good never have energy or want to do anything and I have no sex drive. What's wrong what can I do?
Decreased libido: Women's sex drive is more linked to the emotional state than man's. .... If you feel like you are not loved, respected, like you are not able to communicate with your partner... Libido is the first to go... Stress and exhaustion also play a big role. Stop and truly communicate with one another... Check out marraigetoday. Com. Pain can also be a real mood killer try acupuncture/ accupressure.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe lower back problems which affect walking at times. Could sitting at the computer for long periods of time be the cause? This pain started about 4 weeks ago. I am 73 years old and am in good health as far as I kno. Was diagnosed with deteriating
I: I don't think the computer is the main problem. You should be mindful of a good posture while sitting on the computer. Having problems walking could be indicative of a condition called spinal stenosis. Based on your age other possibilities include metastatic carcinoma to the spine. You need additional evaluation with x-rays and an mri. Have this evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more
After a trip&fall, need PT for knees&hands. Each PT session, PT tells me to do a bridge (bend knees, tighten abdomen, &squeeze butts up&down20X).Have chronic lower back problem. This exer. Hurts my back. Shld I stop doing it? PT says it's good for back/hips.
I believe most: Experts advise against doing any exercise that hurts. This goes against the long-held dictum, "No pain, no gain." This has largely been determined to be unhelpful. You might check with your treating physician, or simply tell the physical therapist that you prefer not to do anything that aggravates pain. If she/he insists, ask to see another therapist. Good wishes:) ...Read more
I was being woken up by an intense aching pain both sides around & above hip area & lower back. New mattress helps, right side pain persists sciatica?
Not sciatica: Is there tenderness near the protruding bones at your hips? Is it worse when you lay on your side? ...Read more