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Stretching Machine For Low Back Problems
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have sciatica lower back and leg pain periodically. I regularly perform the key hole stretch, and strengthen my core and back with regular planks, jump rope and yoga stretches. I periodically have therapeutic massage as well to relieve the 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Any rec's for poor posture (hunched back) and chronic back pain? Exercises, strategies for remedying years of bad habits..?
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