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Spine Stretch And Sciatica Exercises For The Elderly
Can spinal stenos which is the cause of my sciatic pain. Get better with stretches, pilates, and water aerobics?
What are treatment options for nerve damage in leg due to quad strain (possibly sciatica/FM). Rest and gradual training?
1st need diagnosis: You may not have actually suffered "nerve damage" by virtue of your injury. You should get a good neurological examination performed of the lower extremity and then, the treatment for the "nerve damage" will be more clear. Of course, for a quad strain no one can argue the points of rest and gradual training to get back into things. That makes perfect sense. ...Read more
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
Not recommended: Causes of sciatica should be evaluated by a sports medicine professsional in order to properly direct treatment. Pain may be coming from a herniated disk, arthritis in the neural foramina (opening in the bony spine that the sciatic nerve exits in the low back), or other areas. Physical therapy, medication, injections may be warranted depending on the severity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Would spinal fusion for spondilolisthesis help numbness and pain in legs and back and herinated discs?
Is the Spinecor brace for adult scoliosis a good treatment for relieving back pain and mobility?
Has anyone prescribed the Spinecor brace to patients?
Hi are piriformis stretches safe? Or can they cause herniated disk lower in the spine? I do the lieing on floor and bringing legs to chest.
How effective is PT to treat labrum tear in hip and quadrus femoris muscle impingement in a patient with Ehler-Danlos?
Not effective: PT is unlikely to help with those diagnoses. ...Read more
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
Will physical therapy improve the posture of my body ( my pelvis is tilted and I limp,because of severe sciatica and discopathy....no scoliosis!)?
A good hand gripper!: A hand gripper made out of rubber or polyurethane lets you squeeze as hard or soft as you want. Not the hard plastic ones that bend at an angle with spring coil at the top. Avoid these. But the square soft gripper is for everyone, helps hand and forearm muscles and is least likely to hurt! ...Read more
What are types of stretches or exercises that will help relieve pain from a herniated disk in the lower back?
strengthen your core: Exercises that strengthen the muscles which support your spine will help keep the disc from getting worse. If you over stretch it can make things worse but stretching and strengthening exercises with a person who knows what they are doing, will help a lot. ...Read more
Evaluation 1st: Get a comprehensive evaluation first, for a reliable diagnosis. However, natural approaches may also help, once you know what you're dealing with ; aren't missing something acute. Classical homeopathy treatment -- with an experienced practitioner taking your case deeply -- has shown effectiveness in osteo- and other types of arthritis. http://homeopathyusa.org/home/eb/arthritis.html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Support helps: Not all knee arthritis is helpful. For some people, strengthening the hips muscles and re- in forcing the way the muscles behind and in front of the knee work together, can decrease overall pain. See a physiatrist to see if you are a candidate for a personalized physical therapy program. It may not decrease the arthritis, but it can improve function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swimming good for bulge disc/herniated disc lower back? What this also help with tight, stiff muscles? Help to put pressure of pinched nerves?
Can facet arthropaty cause sciatica and walking problem/limpness and pain in the leg/ for months?
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