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Can the back 2 lift machine work for hip and back pain?

Can the back 2 lift machine work for hip and back pain?

For some: I have patients who have reported to me that the back to life machine works for back pain. I have not heard report about hip pain but patients whose hip region pain was related to the back did report relief. This is only information reported to me by patients using the product. ...Read more

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Lower back and neck exercises needed for slumping over keyboard?

Lower back and neck exercises needed for slumping over keyboard?

Have a Ball!: Use the cobra stretch to relieve back strain. Extend your arms while laying on your stomach. Rest your weight on your arms and let your low back relax and stretch. Also, get your neck out of your shoulders (turtle head out of the shell). Also, try sitting on a ball while working at computer.This will force you to use good posture. ...Read more

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Does the backlift machine work for hip and back pain?

Does the backlift machine work for hip and back pain?

Yes And no: I would recommend that you work closely with the physical therapist. If you had prior back pain you could make it worse. ...Read more

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Are roller chairs bad for low back pain?

Are roller chairs bad for low back pain?

No: Roller chairs are not bad for low back pain though i'm not sure they do any good, either. ...Read more

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Can exercise usually help low back pain?

Can exercise usually help low back pain?

It Can Heal: However, chronic low back pain may rear its ugly head every so often. You may be able to reduce the pain to enjoy most everything you do but you may need to be proactive with maintaining an exercise and core strengthening regimen and may even need periodic interventional treatments to keep the pain controlled. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises to strengthen the back muscles (i have chronic back pain from sitting down at work)?

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 more

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Is swimming good for low back pain?

Is swimming good for low back pain?

Less stress on Spine: with swimming, however hard to say if it will help. Likely the less stress will allow the disk to heal quicker. Depends also on what types of swimming strokes you are performing. ...Read more

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List of exercise bike that good for lower back pain?

Several ways: You must be proactive in terms of lifestyle changes including: weight control, regular exercising & not smoking. Make sure to have adequate sleep & good vitamin d/calcium intake. Stretching, core strenghtening and cardiovascular exercise are all important components of any regimen. Walking and biking, can be good cardiovascular components. ...Read more

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Can prolonged sitting/ desk work cause muscle tightness on the low back/pelvic area?

My aching Back.: Many people suffer from the same symptoms after sitting in the same position for prolonged periods of time. Strengthening the core muscles will help along with altering the seat/desk height ratio. ...Read more

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Can a chiropractor treat low back stiffness?

Low back pain: I grew up in a chiropractic family. My first option for addressing low back pain is always chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation. You can also try massage therapy or working with a trainer to teach you stretches for your back and hamstrings. ...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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Low back pain. 8 mos post laminectomy. Need good lower back strengthening exercises. Pain dr. Claims says its bio mech changes in facets post surgery?

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Low back pain. 8 mos post laminectomy. Need good lower back strengthening exercises. Pain dr. Claims says its bio mech changes in facets post  surgery?

Possibly: There is nothing about a laminectomy that should precipitate facet pain/arthritis. But patietns with spinal stenosis who require laminectomy often have multiple back issues including facet arthritis. There could be scarring after surgery causing some pain but typically you would have some leg pain as well. After completing pt and core exercises, facet pain can easily be tested with an injeciton. ...Read more

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Are there any good ergonomic chairs for low back pain?

Are there any good ergonomic chairs for low back pain?

Not necessarily: Studies are mixed with main conclusion is that it's not the chair but the tasks you perform, how long you sit, and your posture. Best is to take frequent stretch breaks, do posture checks, and get up and walk. ...Read more

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Are electro-muscle stimulator effective for low back pain?

Are electro-muscle stimulator effective for low back pain?

Sometimes: I have had pros and cons. Some folks feel that it increases their pain. Muscle stimulators are really nerve/muscle stimulators and have a multitude of chemical effects upon the nerve and the muscle which can promote healing and improve pain. You really are not going to 'hurt" anything by giving it a try. ...Read more

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Can a virus cause low energy, low back pain and hip pain?

Can a virus cause low energy, low back pain and hip pain?

Chronic lumbar pain: The presence of lumbar back pain and referred hip pain is very common. An appropriate diagnosis is necessary to determine the cause of those symptoms. There are studies linking the presence of pain and fibromyalgia to early chronic dna viral infections. Some types of dna virus (ebv, cmv, hsv, hzv, parvovirus, hhv6) replicate inside the ganglia along the spinal cord causing motor and sensory deficits. ...Read more

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Any rec's for poor posture (hunched back) and chronic back pain? Exercises, strategies for remedying years of bad habits..?

Any rec's for poor posture (hunched back) and chronic back pain? Exercises, strategies for remedying years of bad habits..?

Exercise: Exercise, exercise, and then some more exercise; you can't imagine how much benefit you can get from simply waking 30 minutes per day; I have patients who lost @ 10 pounds just simply by waking their dogs 30 minutes per day. So keep moving to better health. ...Read more

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With chronic low back pain, what does muscle spasms in only one buttock sugguest?

With chronic low back pain, what does muscle spasms in only one buttock sugguest?

Let me try to answer: One sided muscle spasm means the nerve on that side pinched which in turn could cause the spasm in the muscles. ...Read more

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