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Safe Exercises With Sacral Stress Fracture
2 bulging discs in lumbar spine, partial sacralization of l5- any general stretches i can do to relieve pressure on nerves & daily pain?
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
28 yr old male, with thoracic "postural" kyphosis since adolescence (don't know degree)
Can it heal or improve with exercise, physio or any other way?
What exercise is there to strengthen abs with a lumbar fusion? Safe exercise! the fusion is 15 yrs old with leg pain.
Postop exercises: 15 years postop, there is nothing i would restrict you from doing as long as it didn't create discomfort. I would suggest less emphasis on abs, and more emphasis on core for back pain. Pilates, yoga, piyo are great options. If you are dead set on abs exercises, then any program you like is fine. There are a million different versions: insanity, p90x all have great abs workouts as part of their dvd. ...Read more
I have 35 degree congenital lumbar scoliosis along with spina bifida occulta in L5 vertebra. Is lifting weights and doing push ups a good idea?
It is fine: Typically spina bifida occulta is not highly destabilized and more of an incidental finding. The scoliosis should also not be a huge problem. My recommendation would be to work out, but don't do exercises that are bothersome to your low back. If it hurts, don't do it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Due to traumatic fall 2008 severe pain from thoracic compression fractures/soft tissue damage. Spine doc said too young for kyphoplasty, other options? Tried chiro, natural, everything. On morphine sr.
Chronic back pain: I am sorry you are going through this, chronic back pain is very difficult to treat. Your spine doc is correct. Other options to try, physical therapy, vitamin d3 level and replacement, ask for referral to back pain specialist. You might benefit from injection. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on injury: Back pain can be caused by many things, and in some cases walking can seem to make it worse. Some pain is caused by fractures or other injury to the bones in the back. If the injury is structurally not stable, bearing weight by walking can actually make it worse. See your doctor or spine specialist for the best opinion for you. ...Read more
How effective is shoulder stabilization surgery? I'm a yoga instructor. Multiple dislocations & inherent ligament laxity. What are my odds?
I was diagnosed with a stress fracture, spondylolysis, hypermobility causing ligaments to tear. How serious are these conditions?
Serious: Hypermobility and ligamental injury can be very unstable and require stabilization. Please see a spine surgeon. ...Read more
Incurred an ankle fracture (bone chips) & torn ligaments 25 yrs ago. Daily pain with any weight bearing activity. How might surgery help?
Maybe: It depends on what your physical exam and xrays show. There are several procedures that may be considered aNd you could consider evaluation with your pmd and or orthopedic surgeon to discuss ...Read more
What can be done for 60yo with intolerable pain associated with worsening scoliosis, herniated discs, osteoporosis beyond nsaids, pt, water exercises?
Does someone with a screw in there foot more prone to stress fractures while doing military type training?
Screw in foot: Does someone with a screw in there foot more prone to stress fractures while doing military type training? ANS: you should not be doing military training with a screw in foot. I recommend removing screw first if is just" in your foot".. Dr. humor here. But if screw in bone in old fracture then you should not be doing heavy military training but ask your military Dr. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What specific meditation or visualization programs do you recommend for self healing?#nqlu i'm specifically healing my cervical and lumbar spine injured in 2 car accidents. I have tried all the traditional medical protocols; acdf cervical fusion, epidural
No one best program: Meditation & visualization can promote healing & reduce pain. Consider brainwave biofeedback & tools like the insight cd: products.Mercola.Com/insight-focus/ there are many good visualization programs- try a few to see what resonates. Consider acupuncture, frequency specific microcurrent, homeopathy, neural therapy, prolozone, see holistic doc re: herbs & nutrients to support healing, see comment:. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
42 year-old female, 17 weeks post lateral malleolus fibular fracture with non-displacement . No improvement from 6 to 17 wk in xray. Is this non -union?
Thoughts with regard to applying darwinian medicine (e.G., no nsaids) to minor injuries (sprains, contusions, and broken fings./toes)?
I'm a male with lumbar disc pain. I use stretching exercise & massage to alleviate what is usually mild to moderate pain. I find, too, wearing a stretching lumbar belt (with velco on either end) to be helpful . My massage therapist said one of his client
Strengthening: You need to add abdominal & low back strengthening to your stretching. The belt will weaken your abdominal muscles even though it feels good. ...Read more
I've had (4) spine surgeries and a cervical and lumbar spine fusions. Sit-ups are out - what is best for core strengthening?
Can u stress a healing fracture out by doing rehab while its healin but no weight bearing tibula and fibula?
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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