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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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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Will exercise help a bulging lumbar disc?

Will exercise help a bulging lumbar disc?

Yes: Bulging discs are seen in normal individuals. A routine exercise program can help with lower back pain. See your physician before starting any new exercise program. ...Read more

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Does exercise help a bulging lumbar disc?

Does exercise help a bulging lumbar disc?

Back strengthening: As one who has a bulging disc (and no surgery), back strengthening exercises are very important to help stabilize the back. I recommend the "superman" exercise: lying on your stomach, stretch your arms out like you're flying through the air like superman. For 5 seconds, raise your right arm and shoulder, and left leg and hip off the floor, then repeat on the other side. Do this 12x on each side. ...Read more

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Lumbar spondylosis, should walking exercises be continued?

Lumbar spondylosis, should walking exercises be continued?

Stay mobile: I tell my patients to stay mobile and exercise as much as they can, and formal therapy can also improve one's back problems. ...Read more

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Can spinal lumbar stenosis or herniation symptoms greatly improve with weight loss?

Can spinal lumbar stenosis or herniation symptoms greatly improve with weight loss?

One type of stenosis: If your stenosis is from epidural lipomatosis wieght loss will help it wont cure the disc but it. Will put less stress on your failing back that plus core strengthening may result in symptom improvement. ...Read more

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In neurobion beneficial for fibromyalgia and spinal lumbar stenosis?

In neurobion beneficial for fibromyalgia and spinal lumbar stenosis?

Neurobions: Neurobion contains vitamins b1 b6 and b12. There was no information available to suggest that would help in either one of these conditions. You can save your money. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Have 8 hern. discs, spinal facet arth., deg. disc dis., and more. Losing weight and core strengthening. Would a lumb/sac belt ever be an good option?

Have 8 hern. discs, spinal facet arth., deg. disc dis., and more.  Losing weight and core strengthening. Would a lumb/sac belt ever be an good option?

It may help with : your symptoms in conjunction with a well executed exercise program combining: flexibility, cardiovascular conditioning and core strengthening. You may want to start this program under the guidance of your physician and a physical therapist and transition to a home program. ...Read more

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Cervical spondylosis and weight training?

Cervical spondylosis and weight training?

Should not: Interfere. Talk with a trainer to avoid exercise for the trapezius, which may worsen neck pain. Shoulder,pec, biceps, and leg exercises should not causes issues! ...Read more

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Are exercises for thoracic disc herniation extension based?

Are exercises for thoracic disc herniation extension based?

Thoracic disc: Yes. Generally extension exercises can help with a thoracic disc due to the fact that the native thoracic spine is in flexion (which compresses the disc). ...Read more

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Does lack of exercise worsen spondylotic myelopathy?

Does lack of exercise worsen spondylotic myelopathy?

Be appropriate: Myelopathy implies damage to the spinal cord. A program of controlled exercise is very important to recover from such injury. Excessive exercise may be harmful. I assume that the spinal defect that caused the injury has been repaired. A controlled therapy program should have been provided. Build up your exercise tolerance with appropriate supervision. ...Read more

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Do running, brisk walking and doing sit ups also exercise the pubococcygeus muscles in men?

Do running, brisk walking and doing sit ups also exercise the pubococcygeus muscles in men?

Probably not: Those exercises are good for your body and overall health. There might be some indirect effects on your pubococcygeus. Not sure why you think you need to exercise your pubococcygeus. ...Read more

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Can spinal decompression systems work for herniated or bulging discs?

Can spinal decompression systems work for herniated or bulging discs?

Non-surgical?: If you are referring to non-surgical spinal decompression employed mostly by chiropractors, there is very little evidence showing its efficacy. It is a very costly treatment that uses traction to relieve pain caused by a disc herniation and nerve root compression. It has not shown to be any different then allowing time to allow inflammation to improve. ...Read more

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Will exercise help spinal stenosis and how ?

Perhaps: Exercise that strengthens the abdominal (tummy) muscles could reduce the curve of the low back (lordosis). This could enlarge the nerve channels slightly. This might suffice in mild cases of stenosis. Aerobic exercise in a flexed position (such as cycling) could improve overall fitness and that might improve symptoms. Exercise may be most beneficial in people with milder, less disabling symptoms. ...Read more

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What are good exercises to relieve pain from lumbar spinal stenosis?

Flexion: Most exercises help but ones with your lower back in fkexion such as biking or walikng uphill or on a incline are good as are williams flexion exercises and swimming pool workouts. Core exercises are helpful like pilates. ...Read more

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Do aerobics exercise can reverse cardio vascular disease?

Do aerobics exercise can reverse cardio vascular disease?

Exercise: I don't think there are any studies that indicate reversal of plaque build up, but that doesn't matter. The bottom line is that exercise is among one of the lifestyle changes that will help your overall cardiovascular health. As long as you're feeling well and your doctor agrees you should stop debating about it, get off this app/website, and start moving. ...Read more

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What are the lumbar laminectomy aftercare rehab exercises?

What are the lumbar laminectomy aftercare rehab exercises?

See below: It really depends on what was done at surgery and the preferences of the surgeon. Most surgeons that i work with prefer a simple walking program in the first several weeks after the surgery and we may then get into more of a conditioning, endurance and strength training. ...Read more

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Best post isometric exercise for pirriformis muscle ?

Best post isometric exercise for pirriformis muscle ?

Check out this link: Stay healthy and keep on exercising. Take care! http://healthyliving.Azcentral.Com/piriformis-strengthening-exercises-3944.Html. ...Read more

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Is walking a good form of exercise for people with spinal stenosis?

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Is walking a good form of exercise for people with spinal stenosis?

Depends: Walking may increase spinal stenosis symptoms because the spine tends to be in a more extended position with walking. If walking causes symptoms, patients may consider biking, where the spine is more flexed. ...Read more

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Lumbar spine injury-exercise advice for future fitness?

Lumbar spine injury-exercise advice for future fitness?

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

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Can lumbar injury increase with walking?

Can lumbar injury increase with walking?

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