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For back pain relief, is it better to sit on an ergonomic office chair or a fitness ball?

For back pain relief, is it better to sit on an ergonomic office chair or a fitness ball?

If long periods seated at a desk are giving you a sore back, your office chair may need adjusting to give you better back support — or you may even need a new chair designed to reduce back pain: Sitting on a fitness ball for office work is not recommended. To stay upright on a fitness ball, you have to make constant, small adjustments in muscle tension and weight distribution. This effort helps you achieve the benefits of core-strengthening exercises performed with a fitness ball. Prolonged balancing on a fitness ball during a full day of work, however, may lead to increased fatigue and discomfort in your back. ...Read more

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Have occasional lower back pain & sciatica. Choosing a bicycle to buy. Better position for my back? Road (lowered position) vs hybrid (upright)

Have occasional lower back pain & sciatica. Choosing a bicycle to buy. Better position for my back? Road (lowered position) vs hybrid (upright)

Hybrid probably: With back conditioning exercise, any bike design could work. To start out, hybrid or recumbent bikes are likely more ergonomic; you may switch to road design later if you want speed, or just stay with a comfortable design. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does riding a bus vs. Driving cause more wear-and-tear? What about walking up steps w/ osteoarthritic knees?

Does riding a bus vs. Driving cause more wear-and-tear? What about walking up steps w/ osteoarthritic knees?

Driving/riding bus/: Long question if you do not have any pathology in your lower extremities including knees, than it does not matter whether you drive or ride the bus.Knees can withstand wear and tear of either.If you have osteoarthritis of knees , you should clinb the stairs slowly, take your time one at a time holding on the rail so there is less strain on your knees. ...Read more

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Seating down on concrete alto is is good for instead a cushion pillow?

Seating down on concrete alto is is good for instead a cushion pillow?

Cushion pillow: I think cushion pillow is more comfortable and better for back and extremities than sitting on concrete alto. ...Read more

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Does hit training on a bicycle helps lowering high blood pressure? Or it's too risky for a person who sits behind a desk.

Does hit training on a bicycle helps lowering high blood pressure? Or it's too risky for a person who sits behind a desk.

It depends: Hit training, or "high-intensity training" helps to build strength and endurance. If you are a healthy 35 yo male, this should be fine. If you are obese, diabetic with heart disease, you should consult with your doctor before any type of high intensity workout to find out what is safe. ...Read more

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What type of jogging stroller (with swivel wheel) is good for almost 4yr old?

What type of jogging stroller (with swivel wheel) is good for almost 4yr old?

Protects the infant: From a pediatrician's standpoint, the most important feature would be how well it protects the infant. Have seen too many times injuries to kids after the stroller flipped because of hitting a rock/curb or other item. Make sure that there are good straps and other protection for your child. ...Read more

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Can sitting @ computer chair for many years w/ foot behind leg of chair + foot in a plantar flexion cause damage to Achilles and/or surrounding area?

Can sitting @ computer chair for many years w/ foot behind leg of chair + foot in a plantar flexion cause damage to Achilles and/or surrounding area?

Search ubder Crohn,s: No. If you are suffering from Crohn,s, you must be infromed it causes joint and tendon issues. Wisconsi is a farm states. Use of Insecticieds cuses Gene damage. Also GMO cause Aljergy. Crohn,s is noyhing excepy allergy to food in your Bowels (intestines). To get better Need to do organics. Also find A smart RHeumatologist to give Small dose of Plaqenil and possibly Methotexate, then you feel bette ...Read more

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Which stationary bike is better for hip pain?

Which stationary bike is better for hip pain?

Recumbent bike: A recumbent bike is usually best for this problem. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises 16 months post spinal cord stimulator implant surgery? Besides a recumbent bike, is Pilates an option? Weak core.

What are the best exercises 16 months post spinal cord stimulator implant surgery? Besides a recumbent bike, is Pilates an option? Weak core.

An approach: I prefer starting with a physical therapist working in a warm water pool, and doing gentle exercises initially. Later, one could start some core exercises working on back and abdominal musculature. At some point, an experienced personal trainer should get involved. The equipment is not the key ingredient, instead, the human support and interactional education. ...Read more

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Forward head posture. I sit for work at a computer for lots of hours. What can I do? Chiropractor? What sitting arrangement is best.

Forward head posture. I sit for work at a computer for lots of hours. What can I do? Chiropractor? What sitting arrangement is best.

Stand and walk: something will have mild arthritis or scoliosis that decrease tolerance to prolong sitting. Try different positions, an exercise ball at your desk may help keep you from being so rigid. Heat can also help. A chiropractor can help you identify a preexisting problem. Good luck ...Read more

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Is a neurosurgeon vs orthopedic spine surgeon better for performing cerv artificial disc replacement or vice versa?

Is a neurosurgeon vs orthopedic spine surgeon better for performing cerv artificial disc replacement or vice versa?

Most experienced: Both orthopaedic spine surgeons and neurosurgeons can be trained to perform arthroplasty. I have trained hundreds of both and those with the most commitment to excellence, experience, surgical skill, thoughtful decision making and ultimately commitment to their patients, whether neuro or ortho are best. I encourge you to find a surgeon who has committed experience. ...Read more

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Does training a wide selection of muscles give you a better growth than to only concentrate on training 1 or 2 muscles for example?

Does training a wide selection of muscles give you a better growth than to only concentrate on training 1 or 2 muscles for example?

Should have program: You should have some sort of program, working all the muscles, unless you are specifying certain muscle groups for particular activities. A personal trainer at some fitness club may be the best bet for giving you the advice you seek. ...Read more

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How to avoid/delay post-polio syndrome in a 44 yr old w/polio of right leg (shorter than left by 0.25inch) no crutches, wheel chair. Quad strengt 3/5.

How to avoid/delay post-polio syndrome in a 44 yr old w/polio of right leg (shorter than left by 0.25inch) no crutches, wheel chair. Quad strengt 3/5.

Do not worry: Post-polio syndrome has received far too much publicity, as the true syndrome is really quite rare, and most so-called cases wind up being arthritis, muscular problems of an alternative nature, or merely aging in presence of a prior problem which makes the process a bit tougher. Instead, focus on a healthy lifestyle, get exercise, and focus on positive aspects of life. ...Read more

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Wrist pain from falling forward doing yoga (crow pose) on hard floor. ?

Wrist pain from falling forward doing yoga (crow pose) on hard floor. ?

Wrist Pain: best to get it evaluated by a physician. May need X-rays. In the meantime ice and ibuprofen are acceptable. ...Read more

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My mother fallen and her knee ball sliped.Now the knee ball is correct position.But she is very scared to walk or fold the knee.Is there any problem f?

My mother fallen and her knee ball sliped.Now the knee ball is correct position.But she is very scared to walk or fold the knee.Is there any problem f?

Absolutely: For bones to "slip" out of position, the complex soft tissues (ligaments ; tendons, etc) which held the bone in place previously were torn. These tissues take months to rebuild plus rebuilding based on body structure after injury, at a below cellular through larger scale. Thus knee will be easier to dislocate again, at least for months. Use powerfully influences rebuilding thus use carefully. ...Read more