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How can stretching help for back pain?

How can stretching help for  back pain?

Is stretching a cure: In my osteopathic manipulative pain practice, i actually find that in many cases, tight muscles are not the root cause of pain; they are a result of loose ligaments in the spine, sacral, & pelvic regions. Ligaments should prevent too much motion, but muscle should create motion. Loose ligaments can't do their jobs, so muscles tighten to do it for them. Prolotherapy is often better than stretching. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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How long must stretching exercises for back pain take?

How long must stretching exercises for back pain take?

10-15 minutes: Stretching for back it take about 15 minutes you extended for 30 minutes if you feel comfortable. ...Read more

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How often must someone do stretching exercises for back pain?

How often must someone  do stretching exercises for back pain?

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

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How does stretching my hamstrings help with back pain?

How does stretching my hamstrings help with back pain?

Decrease stresses : By making the hamstrings more flexible, your pelvis positioning can change reducing stresses across the lower back. ...Read more

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Better to focus on stretching or building muscle for back pain? New job turning, changing and lifting adults killing my back. Need quick results!

Back pain: Having a strong and flexible back is always a good thing, but consider the role of proper rest on a comfortable mattress as a therapy. You also need to contact your supervisor at work since your back pain is work related and you are entitled under workman's compensation law to be treated for you problem without you having to pay. ...Read more

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Lower-middle back pain. should I be resting completely, working out still or something in between like stretching? notice stretching helps temporality

RICE method: Studies show rest, ice,heat (modalities) and Physical Therapy are beneficial for back pain. You probably have back sprain from some activity that requires rest to heal. However a full medical history and exam are needed. For instance, if you have had trauma or have scoliosis or other contributing factors we need to know. With low back pain, studies show yoga is effective, as is physical therapy. ...Read more

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Any advice for back pain on the right lower side? (Uncomfortable to sit or lay down.) I have tried stretching and apply heat. Nothing helps.

Yes!: Get a diagnosis for what is causing your back pain! There are myriad cause serious causes and treatments can be very different depending on the cause. You can try to make a virtual consult but the best thing would be to see a live doc and give a complete history and physical examination and if necessary radiological examination and laboratory examination. Then once you have a diagnosis a treatment ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more