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Spine Stretching Machine
My lower spine hurts after i went on a leg press machine what do I do? I stretch my back every morning. It hurts to stretch it and arch it.
None in particular: There is no specific reason not to use any one piece idem equipment asking as proper technique is used and you do not overload your own capacity on any particular machine. You can reduce load and increase reps and/or sets. ...Read more
Not sure what it is: Never heard of this device. Sorry.Get a more detailed answer ›
during spine xray I was instructed to make spine flush to machine even though I had developed bent knee stance and forw lean did this give false read
It depends on what-: -radiologist was looking for. In order to flatten out the LS spine you must be in a hip/knee flexion position. But leaning forward sounds like you were standing, & the standing films are usually for alignment as for scoliosis. Otherwise I have no idea what was being looked at. ...Read more
No: Degenerative disc disease (ddd) is a progressive change of the spine that includes loss of disc water content and disc height. We all get ddd as we age, and as yet, there is no treatment to prevent it (despite what people will try to sell you). The best option to maintain spine health is to not smoke, maintain a healthy overall lifestyle which includes a regular exercise program. ...Read more
I was in bed when suddenly my back started to feel like someone was squeezing and stretching what seemed to be my back or spine.
Not really: Stretching your spine will not increase your height after puberty. Occasionally we see some additional height when significant spinal deformities are surgically corrected. After skeletal maturity, you reach your final height. There are some leg lengthening surgeries, but again they are reserved for pathological conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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