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Will neck stretching exercises actually work?

Will neck stretching exercises actually work?

Absolutely: Movement and stretching is very useful to help disorders of the neck and spine. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Physical therapy can provide back exercises to relieve tension on discs and nerves in the back in order ...Read more


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Can chiropractic manipulation help chronic neck muscle pain?

Can chiropractic manipulation help chronic neck muscle pain?

No: Chiropractic uses a deep massage based upon a faulty theory about bodily function. While the massage can temporarily make you feel better there is no cure from their work. Never let a chiro massage your neck. This is a more fragile structure and deep thrusting massage is dangerous there have been cases of paralysis and blood clots from chiros. See an orthopod for this. ...Read more

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Do hamstring stretch exercises help back pain?

Do hamstring stretch exercises help back pain?

Frequently: The hamstring muscles insert directly on the bottom of the pelvis called the ischial tuberosities. The degree of hamstring tightness directly influences the curve of the lower lumbar spine. Tight hamstrings flatten out the normal curvature which tends to cause poor weight bearing characteristics in the lumbar spine. Stretching the hamstrings is an important part of back exercises. ...Read more

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How can I perform back and neck exercises for neck physical therapy?

How can I perform back and neck exercises for neck physical therapy?

See below: Check these websites out for some excellent at home neck and back exercises: http://www.Des.Umd.Edu/os/erg/neck.Html http://www.Des.Umd.Edu/os/erg/back.Html. ...Read more

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Will strengthening the trapezius muscle decrease neck pain?

Will strengthening the trapezius muscle decrease neck pain?

Depends: This totally depends on the cause of your neck pain. Strengthening the muscles supporting your neck can help the pain but strengthening some but not all of these muscles can make it worse. You need to work with a physician and/or physical therapist and craft a specific plan to treat the specific cause of your neck pain. ...Read more

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Core strengthening exercises to do after low back spinal fusion?

Core strengthening exercises to do after low back spinal fusion?

Core exercises: Neutral spine core stability exercises of mcgill can be done almost immediately even while in a brace, these include planks and "bird dog" as well as abdominal pull ins. The key here is to maintain a neutral spine. Videos are on youtube and may be adapted. Definitely coordinate this with your surgeon and physical therapist. ...Read more

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Massage and stretches for tight hip flexors?

Massage and stretches for tight hip flexors?

Can be very helpful: Both massage and passive and active stretching can be very helpful for tight hip . Flexors. While a home program for stretching can work fine massage needs to be done by a provider trained in neuromuscular massage in order to get the most benefit. Stretches should be demonstrated at least once to make sure they are done properly. Find a facility that provides physical therapy and massage. ...Read more

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Physical therapy exercises for rectus femoris -?

Physical therapy exercises for rectus femoris -?

Anterior hip pain: The rectus femoris is a muscle that overloes the front of the hip joint. It functions to help straigten the knee and flex the hip( lift the leg while sitting or lyong) if it is strained time, rest and anti-inflamitories help. Other causes of pain in the anterior hip are arthritis, a labral tear, a hernia, or other hip joint problems. If the problem lasts more than 6 weeks you should get an xray. ...Read more

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OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.

OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.

OK to avoid them: First it may help to work with a certified personal trainer to modify an overhead exercises so that they are more "tolerable". Otherwise, no exercise that is done overhead is "necessary". Be reassured that you can readily find alternatives that will be suitable without compromising your the benefits you are receiving. ...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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I need neck exercises to fix neck pain from slouching?

I need neck exercises to fix neck pain from slouching?

Lumbar support: You may also want to try adding a good lumbar support to your chair. This will cause your pelvis to rotate forward and shoulders to move back providing a proper posture and decreasing neck pain. ...Read more

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Will bench press exercises help in pushups and also rotator cuff surgery?

Will bench press exercises help in pushups and also rotator cuff surgery?

They can but: You need to get clearance from your surgeon to know if your are ready for that intensive training. ...Read more

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What yoga exercises can relieve back pain?

What yoga exercises can relieve back pain?

Forward folds: Forward folds and hamstring stretches are good for the back. When you stretch our legs you are also stretching your back at the same time. ...Read more

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Can doing neck stretches or exercises break your neck?

Can doing neck stretches or exercises break your neck?

No: Proper stretching and exercise can actually prevent neck pain if done correctly. See a licensed physical therapist or personal trainer to learn proper technique. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Giannini
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