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Found out l have degenerative spinal disease is exercise good?

Found out l have degenerative spinal disease is exercise good?

Djd: Yes exercise is always good. Degenerative disease is a normal process of getting old. Not all instances are necessarily painful. Exercise with strengthening is always good as it takes up some of the stress on the affected areas. You basically exercise according to your level of tolerance. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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 spinal stenosis and how ?

Will exercise help spinal stenosis and how
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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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Plz sugst some exercise or medicine for sittng straight...My spinal chrd benfs when i m sittng or walkng...?

Plz sugst some exercise or medicine for  sittng straight...My spinal chrd benfs when i m sittng or walkng...?

Core exercise : Core exercises are those that strengthen the trunk. These include exercises such as the "plank", "side plank"" , "bridge". All are designed to strengthen the abs, obliques, and back muscles to help with that upright posture. Another is low rows that focus on rhomboids in the upper back. Most important is body awareness -just making a conscious effort yo stand / sit tall. ...Read more

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Is there an exercise to reduce or relieve spinal stenosis?

Is there an exercise to reduce or relieve spinal stenosis?

Yes: Spinal stenosis symptoms arise from pressure on the spinal nerves from spinal canal narrowing. Flexion exercises of the lumbar spine may help decompress the pressure and reduce symptoms. Core and spinal extensor exercises may help build up muscles that support the spine. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best yoga/stretches/exercise for after a spinal fusion?

Could you tell me what's the best yoga/stretches/exercise for after a spinal fusion?

Avoid cobra: I would recommend avoiding the cobra stretch hyperextension is rarely comfortable in degenerative post fusion spine remember stiffness is part of fusion plan a stiff balanced spine that protects nerves was the goal i usually trcommend pilates and swimming use pain as guide replace running with elliptical or swimming. ...Read more

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I have spinal degeneration. Would walking around my apartment complex every other day be enough walking exercise for me ?

I have spinal degeneration. Would walking around my apartment complex every other day be enough walking exercise for me ?

Daily better: What i would suggest is something i call 30/100 walking / 30 min of nonstop non task related walking daily with 100 counted steps backwards as part of the program can do indoors if weather is poor where you walk and how far is not important but you need to shoot for 30 min non stop at a reasonable pace / give it a try the price is right good luck. ...Read more

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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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Pain at my back near spinal cord I think its genetic . Is there any exercise or solution for this?

Pain at my back near spinal cord I think its genetic . Is there any exercise or solution for this?

Back pain: See your doctor for an exam to make sure you are otherwise healthy. Ask him/her about physical therapy, massage, water therapy, personal trainer, yoga, etc. Natural and non-invasive treatment for an otherwise healthy young man might be best. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How do you exercise your lower back without straining your spinal cord?

How do you exercise your lower back without straining your spinal cord?

Pilates or aqua exer: Pilates puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing, and developing a strong core or center, and improving coordination and balance. Or aquatic exercise. We are about 80% lighter standing in chest deep water due to buoyancy. This will make exercising easier. If you have a spinal cord injury, check with your doctor first. ...Read more

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How do you exercise your lower back without straining your spinal cord?

How do you exercise your lower back without straining your spinal cord?

Use the web: And look up low back exercises. None of these are likely to put significant pressure on your spinal cord. ...Read more

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When i exercise,if i bend down theres pain in the middle part of my spinal cord in the bones.what shld i do?

When i exercise,if i bend down theres pain in the middle part of my spinal cord in the bones.what shld i do?

More info: Your question is very non specific. The chances are you mean spine and not spinal cord. You need to be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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I can't loose weight iam 102kg, height 6 :8, can't do much exercise because of a spinal problem, how can I reduce calories?

I can't loose weight iam 102kg, height 6 :8, can't do much exercise because of a spinal problem, how can I reduce calories?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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Spinal t-score of =5.2 just diagnosed. With proper exercise, diet, & medication is it possible to return to ostopenia level or better?

Spinal t-score of =5.2 just diagnosed. With proper exercise, diet, & medication is it possible to return to ostopenia level or better?

Significant: A t score of -5.2 is fairly severe osteoporosis. It can be improved, but, if possible, please work with a physician who specializes and/or has plenty of experience with this process. Depending on your state of health otherwise, you'll probably want to do a combination of proper nutrition, exercise and medication. ...Read more

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I was told that I have spinal degeneration. Would walking around my apartment complex every other day be enough exercise to reduce my back pain?

I was told that I have spinal degeneration. Would walking around my apartment complex every other day be enough exercise to reduce my back pain?

Back pain: It might help. Pain may be relieved by the stretching and a physical activity like walking. Plus it will also help you to control other conditions like obesity, diabetes and hypertension. ...Read more

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How can I possibly exercise with 3 pinched nerves from spinal stenosis prevents me from even walking?

Spinal stenosis: Patients with spinal stenosis typically have a condition called neurogenic claudication that prevents them from standing straight and walking long distances. Bending forward typically opens up the canal and these patients can often be found leaning against a shopping cart at the grocery store. Core strengthening exercises can help support the spine and minimize pressure on your neural elements. ...Read more

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What t type of exercise, mainly yoga is safe to do after spinal fusion from T4 to T12? I have pain or discomfort almost every day.

What t type of exercise, mainly yoga is safe to do after spinal fusion from T4 to T12?  I have pain or discomfort almost every day.

Yoga & Qigong: Please get cleared by your doc and then see a certified yoga teacher. My preference is actually a Chinese practice called qigong which has less impact on the spine and data to support its usefulness. See www.nqa.org for teachers. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is yoga a good exercise therapy for someone who is 14 months post op two level lumbar spinal fusion?

YOGA For everyone: Yes. It is an incredible and valuable form of stretching and exercise that many people with musculoskeletal issues find beneficial. It is also a great way to learn to calm one's mind and to gain some control in a life filled with pain and anxiety. ...Read more

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After laminectomy for removal of spinal tumor at L3-4, will the spine still have the same strength for weight bearing and exercise as before surgery?

After laminectomy for removal of spinal tumor at L3-4, will the spine still have the same strength for weight bearing and exercise as before surgery?

It will take some ti: Laminectomy does weaken the spine for some time. You will have to let the area heal over a period of 3-4 weeks. Then gradually increase your activity to strengthen your back muscles. Walking is a good way to begin this process. A Physical therapist can better guide you in muscle strengthening exercises for your back. Over a period of 6 to 12 months you will regain most of your strength. But go slo ...Read more

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