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Stretching 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Decrease stresses : By making the hamstrings more flexible, your pelvis positioning can change reducing stresses across the lower back. ...Read more
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
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
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
I have been having ribcage/back pain (both sides). I seem to get worse pain on the right side though. It tends to get worse if I am twisting or bending. Stretching sometimes helps but with severe episodes, it doesn't. What's going on?
McKenzie: Google mckenzie back exercises.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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