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Posture Pump Spine Trainer
Varies: There is probably some variation among trainers, but most would likely work on aerobic fitness, flexibility and core strengthening exercises. She or he may also adjust the program depending on how acute and severe the pain is, your age, your fitness, your tolerance to new exercise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Strength/ flexibilit: The most important aspects would be to work on core strength with abdominal and lumbar strengthening exercises. Also flexibility in the lower back, and ham strings is very important. Excess wt gain should be avoided as this puts additional stress on the front abdominal muscles. ...Read more
Best strength training exercises for strong back. posture and long lean torso? what do you recommend, rows, dead-lifts, plank, etc?
Squats: with your back flat against a wall.Do sets of 10 and add 1 set/week.Straight leg raising . ...Read more
Not usually: The correct treatment for your back pain depends on the proper diagnosis as to what is causing your back pain. It can be muscular, a facet joint or alignment issue, SI joint issue, disc problem, arthritis, connective tissue disorder and others. A proper evaluation with appropriate imaging should help identify the cause and direct your provider to a proper course of treatment. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Potentially: When the spine is being fused it can be repositioned into a more normal position. Sometimes with large deformities the spine position can only be changed so much without compromising neurological function. Talk to your spine surgeon about the specifics of your case. ...Read more
Not recommended: Causes of sciatica should be evaluated by a sports medicine professsional in order to properly direct treatment. Pain may be coming from a herniated disk, arthritis in the neural foramina (opening in the bony spine that the sciatic nerve exits in the low back), or other areas. Physical therapy, medication, injections may be warranted depending on the severity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats,leg press, hip abducter and cardio - elliptical?
Varies: It varies somewhat based on the severity of the injury. If it is a fracture, you would be well suited to avoid exercises that put extra strain on that area such as seated military press, etc for 6-8 weeks. If it was more of a soft tissue injury, than basically you would just try to keep your activities to such a level that your pain is not aggravated, but could increase them as tolerated. ...Read more
Can chiropractor adjustments to help alleviate herniated cervical discs increase/restore disc height & make an adult stand inches and inches taller?
Real question: The real question i hear you asking is can conservative treatments such as ones listed improve pain/symptoms associated with disc herniation? The answer is yes they may in some cases (depending on size/location of disc, chronicity of symptoms, and age at times).Let a specialist in conservative managent such as pain physician, physiatrist, or sports doc guide you to right treatment plan. Eval rec'd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ergonomics, mindful: Comfortable, supportive chair; good lighting; work station set at a good height, computer screen at a good height, angle, distance. Mindfulness of position and posture. Frequent enough breaks to change position, stretch, look at distance to rest eyes. Can google re: setting up a comfortable work space. ...Read more
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
No: It can help condition and relax some of your back muscles. It may even help your flexibility, strength, and allow for better concentration, possibly improved posture, and could lead to development of better breathing techniques. But it does not affect or improve spinal deformity in any way. ...Read more
Back pain L4/5 bulging discs, physical therapy doesn't help, but sitting on large excercise ball helps. Can i strengthen back/core muscles this way?
Yes: there are a few ways to strengthen your core and take some strain off of your low back joints and disks somewhat - usually the PT can help design core strengthening exercises for you to work on nand progress with over about 8 weeks - however, it is possible that PT in general can aggravate whatever the pain generator in the back is as well ...Read more
3 mod. Bulges at l4-s1 + 1 herniation. Traction helped bulge but reduced lumbar curve. Will lumbar pillow help regain the curve? Does it add more disc pressure? -feels uncofortable b/c of curve loss
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