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With bad posture standing/sitting etc can hip ligaments and spine become hypermobile?

With bad posture standing/sitting etc can hip ligaments and spine become hypermobile?

Not likely: While it is better to try to practice good posture, it is not generally felt that having poor posture causes any structural problems in the spine. The opposite can be true in that structural problems in the spine can cause people to have bad posture, but in that case it has a deeper root cause than a voluntary failure to stand straight. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more


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Any rec's for poor posture (hunched back) and chronic back pain? Exercises, strategies for remedying years of bad habits..?

Any rec's for poor posture (hunched back) and chronic back pain? Exercises, strategies for remedying years of bad habits..?

Exercise: Exercise, exercise, and then some more exercise; you can't imagine how much benefit you can get from simply waking 30 minutes per day; I have patients who lost @ 10 pounds just simply by waking their dogs 30 minutes per day. So keep moving to better health. ...Read more

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Is the sit-ups position bad posture? Also does bad posture stunt growth?

Posture: Sit-ups can place a lot of stress on your intervertebral discs later potentially leading to herniation or bulging. Bad posture can lead to weakening of the spine and also cause degenerative changes with prolonged postural instability. ...Read more

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I am currently suffering from 5 hip replacement severe scoliosis arthritis in spine and hands deterioration of 3 discs osteoporosis n more conditions?

I am currently suffering from 5 hip replacement severe scoliosis arthritis in spine  and hands deterioration of 3 discs osteoporosis n more conditions?

Suffering: It sounds like you are really suffering. Would like to help. Unfortunately I do not see a question here. What would you like us to help you with? ...Read more

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Can forward head posture cause cervical kyphosis?

It could!: When poor posture is not corrected, it could lead to this forward curvature!,, is this occurring to a male or a female? Old, do they have osteoporosis? More details are needed, ...Read more

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Rounded shoulders causing shoulder and neck pain. Is wearing a posture brace to bring the shoulders back a good idea? Will it weaken muscles?

Rounded shoulders causing shoulder and neck pain. Is wearing a posture brace to bring the shoulders back a good idea? Will it weaken muscles?

Exercise is better.: It is far better to exercise and strengthen the muscles in your shoulder and back to correct posture. See your doc, and get a referral to a physical therapist if necessary and to be sure you don't have scoliosis or another problem of the spine that is affecting your posture. Stronger muscles will help no matter what the cause, though. ...Read more

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Could the loss of cervical lordosis (forward head posture) lead to hands pain?

Could the loss of cervical lordosis (forward head posture) lead to hands pain?

Not the actual : Loss of the cervical lordosis but what may be causing your neck to be held in that position may also be causing the symptoms your are noting in your hands. ...Read more

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Ankylosing spondylitis can curving of the spine and shoulders that have bent forwards cause breathlessness and chest pain?

Ankylosing spondylitis can curving of the spine and shoulders that have bent forwards cause breathlessness and chest pain?

Yes: It can cause those symptoms by restricting chest expansion or direct involvement of the lungs and/or the heart. These symptoms need to be evaluated so speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Bad posture and curvature of the spine related?

Usually not: However there is thoracic kyphosis. And a young person this can be postural. Exercises may help. However a structural curve will not usually improve with adjustment of your posture. ...Read more

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Can a slipped disc in neck cause numbness in my face, arms, and legs as well as leg weakness and altered gait and trouble walking?

Can a slipped disc in neck cause numbness in my face, arms, and legs as well as leg weakness and altered gait and trouble walking?

See a physician: This sounds like something that needs to be looked at. You don't get facial numbness from a slipped disc or a herniated disc. Unlikely that symptoms would include the arms and legs as well as altered gait to the point of having trouble walking. This should be evaluated very soon by a physician. ...Read more

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Will jogging make my posture and stiff muscles worse?

Will jogging make my posture and stiff muscles worse?

No: No, jogging should not really make posture or stiff muscles worse and, depending on the diagnosis, may help. I would recommend you check with your doctor before you begin an exercise plan. ...Read more

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Will physical therapy improve the posture of my body ( my pelvis is tilted and I limp,because of severe sciatica and discopathy....no scoliosis!)?

Will physical therapy improve the posture of my body ( my pelvis is tilted and I limp,because of severe sciatica and discopathy....no scoliosis!)?

It can: However it will need to be something you continue after the therapy has ended. If you stop doing the exercises then you will lose the benefits in the long run. ...Read more

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I have bone spurs on my spine, moderate scoliosis, thoracic spine, kyphosis, osteoporis and osteoarthritis. I have continued back pain , pain in my hip?

I have bone spurs on my spine, moderate scoliosis, thoracic spine, kyphosis, osteoporis and osteoarthritis. I have continued back pain , pain in my hip?

Scoliosis back pain: There are many causes for back and hip pain, sometimes not as obvious as the curve in your spine on x-ray. Get a good evaluation 2 see if your spine is truly the problem causing the pain. Often, buttock-type hip pain comes from l4-s1, but groin hip pain comes from the hip joint itself and has nothing to do with the spine, even if the pictures look bad. Good docs can find ur true pain source. Thx! ...Read more

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DDD Spondy l5-S1 severe stenosis herniated discs + abdominal injury any advice on how to correct posture & improve Severe hunching?

DDD Spondy l5-S1 severe stenosis herniated discs + abdominal injury any advice on how to correct posture & improve Severe hunching?

How about PT: Well, I know you're in pain with all that you've said..you haven't specified the nature of the abdominal injury so I don't know whether or not you are bedbound right now or able to get up and move about? Is there a plan to surgerize the back with everything there? I wouldn't necessarily unless it's your only option. But as far as posture goes, PT is usually pretty good with helping with that. ...Read more

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Can osteopenia cause muscle weakness in your arms and legs?

Can osteopenia cause muscle weakness in your arms and legs?

No. : Osteopenia is simply softening of the bones. It is not painful and does not affect the muscles. ...Read more

Posture (Definition)

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more