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Spinal Exercises For The Back Squats
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are some good exercises to strengthen the back muscles (i have chronic back pain from sitting down at work)?
"superman" exercise: Back injuries should always be checked by your doctor, especially if chronic or if one experiences symptoms down the leg(s). The superman exercise is ideal for strengthening the back muscles. Lie on your stomach, arms outstretched in front; lift the rt. Arm/shoulder and left leg/hip off the floor for 5 seconds, then repeat on the opposite side, do 12 sets, twice a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: But stretch first and do repetitions.Get a more detailed answer ›
Terminal extension: The last 30-40 degrees of extension strengthening are the safest on the knee. Leg presses, squats, knee extension exercises that focus on the last 30-40 degrees of motion can create good strength and mass without stressing the knee cap or meniscus significantly. Lunges put high stresses on the knee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had (4) spine surgeries and a cervical and lumbar spine fusions. Sit-ups are out - what is best for core strengthening?
Several herniated discs in lumbar spine causing numbness in both legs, buttocks and back. Will pt correct this? Tried pt 3yrs ago. Do again?
Ortho or Neuro: Get an ortho or neuro consult and follow their directives. Best of luck to you. Your case is too complex to handle in this's forum. ...Read more
Yes: Over time, gravity tends to pull us into a flexed position. Extension exercises counter this effect and help keep the spine neutral. Twisting exercises also help keep the spine limber and lubricated. ...Read more
Can spinal stenos which is the cause of my sciatic pain. Get better with stretches, pilates, and water aerobics?
See details: Your are other using incorrect or poor form or trying to lift too much weight, or both. ...Read more
Leg exercises and hip stretches etc. To hopefully perhaps strengthen the muscle there, can it stop my hip from clicking?
Its possible.: Be sure to stretch your hip flexors, quads, buttocks, hamstrings and low back. ...Read more
Heat: Stretching, heat and anti-inflammatories.Get a more detailed answer ›
I know a lot of core exercises can cause a disc herniation but can the front plank cause one? And does the plank work the bottom stomach muscles?
No: properly done core exercises should not cause a disk herniation unless there was already a weakness or problem with the disc. Your front plank exercises will help your abdominals including the lower section of the abdominals. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck ...Read more
No: this may cause damage by keeping you unstable when lifting ...Read more
Activity after fused: Given that rods were removed, i must assume that the fusion is solid. Therefore, there are really no restrictions for you in a solidly fused lumbar spine. Core exercises like pilates/piyo/yoga are great (your flexibility will be limited, obviously). Aerobic exercises as tolerated and continue to progress as tolerated. ...Read more
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