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Doctor insights on: Spinal Flexion Exercises

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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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Flexion (Definition)

Flexion is a joint motion. The exact motion depends on the joint. Wrist: with palm down, in direction of palm elbow: up towards face shoulder: in front of body ankle: down like pushing gas pedal knee: bending hip: ...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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Can chiropractic manipulation correct vertebral malalignment in lumbar spinal stenosis?

Can chiropractic manipulation correct vertebral malalignment in lumbar spinal stenosis?

Unfortunately....no: As an osteopathic physician, whose practice includes "manipulative therapy, " it is my opinion that spinal stenosis is not correctable with any form of manipulation or physical medicine. This is unfortunately a surgical condition, and i would professionally recommend a consultation with a neurosurgeon, vs. An orthopedist. Your condition requires more expertise, and your end result will be better. ...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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Will spinal decompression help hyper lordosis?

Will spinal decompression help hyper lordosis?

Possibly: I am not aware of any medical studies showing that spinal decompression will have a permanent effect on hyperlordosis. However, even if the spinal decompression does not actually straighten out the hyperlordosis, it may relieve the pain that you are experiencing. ...Read more

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Exercises for c5and C6 herniated discs?

Exercises for c5and C6 herniated discs?

Pt: Your best bet us to see a physical therapist and let them show you. ...Read more

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Will neck stretching exercises actually work?

Will neck stretching exercises actually work?

Absolutely: Movement and stretching is very useful to help disorders of the neck and spine. ...Read more

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Will a spinal fusion fix my swayback posture?

Will a spinal fusion fix my swayback posture?

If the purpose of : The surgery is to address a spinal deformity, the goal is to obtain what is known as a balanced spine such that the head is centered over the pelvis/hips from a front & side view. So it should be addressed by the surgery if this is part of your spinal deformity. You can ask your surgeon about the goals of your surgery. ...Read more

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Painful tight muscles from reverse lordosis of cervical spine?

Neck spasm: Significant muscle spasms usually will cause reversed lordosis of the neck spine. You will need an evaluation from a rehabilitation medicine specialist and probably undergo physical therapy also. ...Read more

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Mri: moderate disc protrusion l5,annular tear,moderate facet joint hypertrophy entire lumbar spine,grade1 spondylolisthsis l5,L1L2 and L5S1 spur, bad?

Mri: moderate disc protrusion l5,annular tear,moderate facet joint hypertrophy entire lumbar spine,grade1 spondylolisthsis l5,L1L2 and L5S1 spur, bad?

Depends on symptoms: Multiple level degenerative changes at a young age need careful disgnostics and evaluation. Need to know target symptoms, these findings can be asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Will lumbar spondylosis respond to chiropractic manipulation?

Will lumbar spondylosis respond to chiropractic manipulation?

Chiro #1 for Back Pn: Chiropractic has been proven to be the #1 treatment for low back pain. Chiropractic is effective in treating this condition. Research demonstrates spinal manipulation and specific rehabilitation in conjunction the best management. Research also demonstrates that once you have back pain, it will reoccur. A Doctor of Chiropractic can help you manage it through adjustments and home exercise programs ...Read more

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Can a herniated disc heal by using an inversion table? Lumbar stretcher? Yoga?

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 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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Can you suggest exercises post herniated disc surgery(discectomy)?

Can you suggest exercises post herniated disc surgery(discectomy)?

Herniated disc: The exercise are really based on where the pain distribution is location and any other associated signs or symptoms. Consultation with a local physical therapist would like be the best recommendation as they have the most experience in this type of treatment. ...Read more

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What exercises strengthen the rotator cuff area?

What exercises strengthen the rotator cuff area?

There are several: The rotator cuff is a series of four muscle tendon units working on the ball portion of the shoulder. The rotator cuff works hand in hand with the shoulder blade or scapular muscles. You do not need a lot of resistance working these muscles. You can use the rubber bands, light dumbells (reps of 15) or cables at the gym. Also focus on your core by bringing "belly button to spine.". ...Read more