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Stretching And A Curved Board For The Back
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.
What stretching excercises should I do on a daily basis to keep my back limber n pain free.... I get lower back pains most times. After bending.
As a dentist I too suffer from back pain. Try the exercises and stretches at this website: http://www. Ihacares. Com/index. Cfm/healthadvisors/sportsmedicineadvisor/crs-sma-art. Low. Back. Pain. Exercises/
do them every day - even if your back does not hurt. If the pain continues or you have tingling in arms or legs then see a doctor. ...Read more
While stretching I heard a pop in my lower back. I have no pain. It has happened the last 2 times that I stretched. Should I be concerned? I have 2 discs that are bad in my middle back.
No real concern: In general if you have no pain or loss of function or sensation you should be fine. Be careful however as sometimes symptoms of injury to the back and related areas can take weeks to months or even longer to show up. ...Read more
Sharp LUQ pain upon deep breath or stretching. Pressing makes it better. S/P lower spine sx 1 month ago. Not constant?
Be due to GAS collected in the SPLENIC flexure (The TURN the colon takes in the left upper quadrant see diagram)...this often occurs in RUNNERS since any bowel gas "seeks" the highest level in the colon when you are upright) In runners it's often called a "stitch"
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Yes: Prescription strength steroid cream such as 0.1% Betamethasone cream or kenalog (triamcinolone) cream. Pull poreskin back as far as it will go comfotably & apply cream to narrow constrited area twice daily for as long as necessary. Dr's prescription is required in USA, over the counter steroid creams will not work. ...Read more
It could help?: "cracking" your back is not so bad at all if you are a young and healthy individual. The concern tends to be that there are some risks associated, such as fracture, sprain, strain, etc. These risks are very low when an adjustment ("cracking") is performed by a skilled professional (eg: doctor of chiropractic), but when performed by yourself, or by another unskilled person, the risks increase. ...Read more
10-15 minutes: Stretching for back it take about 15 minutes you extended for 30 minutes if you feel comfortable. ...Read more
As often as you can.: I don't know what is causing your back pain, but it wouldn't change my response very much. Back pain is most commonly caused by posture, and muscle imbalance leading to spasm. Exercise should help promote awareness of your body and your posture, strengthen what you need to strengthen, and stretch what you need to stretch. Yoga is ideal for this. Body awareness will help prevent re-injury, too. ...Read more
Are you trying?:
Not without help. You'd have to really try yourself and the strength of the neck muscles alone is not sufficient.
We generally recommend against attempts nonetheless as physicians. ...Read more
Woul stretching before doing anything in the morning help prevent back aches later on in the day?
Hi there, I get random sudden onset of sharp pain in my shoulder. After stretching it usualy clicks a few times then goes back to normal but won't now? It started after I washed my hards after going to the toilet just now
Pain shoulder: Sudden too much exercise can cause accumulation of a chemical in muscles which can cause pain. Try doing warm up exercises, if pain still occurs then might need to slow down with exercises. ...Read more
Stretching correctly: Stretching should help you feel better. If your back is sore after stretching you may not be doing stretches that are good for your back or you may not be stretching correctly. Get bob anderson's book, stretching, for good instructions. ...Read more
Decrease stresses: By making the hamstrings more flexible, your pelvis positioning can change reducing stresses across the lower back. ...Read more
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 more
I'm 21. My growth plates r closed iguess. But my spine can still grow right? If I do stretching exercises?
Should stretching and strengthening exercises be done when there's still pain caused by a ligament problem at the lower back?
It depends on a few factors. You need to know whether the trend of your pain is getting better or worse, whether stretching alleviates or worsens the pain, and whether strengthening alleviates or worsens the pain.
The exercise program chosen and monitored should be individualized to your specific needs during each phase of your injury. See a spine doc if it still persists for a few weeks. ...Read more
This has happened recently but I have a sharp pain in my lower to mid back. I have tried stretching but it doesn't seem to work. Help?
Get more information: Pain in the mid-lower back is very common. Over 90% of people experience some spinal complaint at some point during their lives and it usually improves without needing any specialized interventions in 70% of patients. Common causes include pulled muscle, annular tear of the disk, or facet joint pain. You should be evaluated by a healthcare practitioner to get more info. ...Read more
I failed to do d stretching exrcises gven by my physical therapist to. Do at home for my back pains. Is it normal dat I have pain again now?
It certainly: Would make sense, afterall, that was the whole purpose of the exercises being given to you. ...Read more
My upper back gets stiffed oftenly&gets relaxed when I do stretch right/left, while doing stretching I hear crunching sounds. Pl suggest?
Can the height grow after the age of 25 with excercise, stretching, yoga and diet? And also will losing weight make spine slightly taller?
I've had what seems to be a knot in my back for 3 weeks. Tried yoga, massages and stretching with no success. How can I end this back pain?
Needs exam: Painful. Muscle spasm that has not resolved needs further evaluation and physical exam! ...Read more
When I twist and turn or bend to the right or left I have a dull pain in my lower right back. It feels more like the muscle is stretching..
I'm 24 yrs old. Hurt my back when moving heavy boxes last month. 3 days ago it suddenly started to hurt a lot. Why and does stretching help?
Low back strain: You may have restrained your back, without realizing it, 3 days ago. Perhaps the previous injury wasn't fully healed. Using your back, instead of your strong thigh muscles, to lift even a less than heavy object can re-strain your back. To learn about treatment for back pain see: http://bit. Ly/1v1juFX and http://bit. Ly/1lF3Xcs If the pain persists despite OTC meds see Dr for an exam. ...Read more
Back and neck are feeling very weird. Feels. Weak. And. Like they are going to give out. Stretching helps it when I lay flat on my back. Ideas?
What is the cause of chronic back of leg pain if it is more painful to be sedentary and stretching does not help? I exercise on a regular basis.
Could be a number of:
Causes that can give you these, which can be best diagnosed with a complete examination, full Hx, and investigations.
I suggest you carry on being active with the exercises but also see a Spine Doc for an evaluation.
Good Luck. ...Read more