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Superman Lower Back Exercise
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
Yes: Over time, gravity tends to pull us into a flexed position. Extension exercises counter this effect and help keep the spine neutral. Twisting exercises also help keep the spine limber and lubricated. ...Read more
Curvature: Could be curvature of the lower spine or your pelvic tilt angle. If it persists, see your family md for xrays and evaluation. Stretching and strengthening exercises can always help. ...Read more
Not so much: Planks are excellent 'core' workouts that can be done in the gym or at home . Planks work primarily the abdominal muscles and glutes if done correctly . Best of luck on your workouts! ...Read more
Radiculitis: Also referred to as "sciatica." injury to the nerve root as it exits the foramen which can lead to pain, pins and needles (paresthesias), numbness, and/or weakness. The most common causes are related to disc disease or extra bone growth (spondylosis). Treatment is initially conservative with physical therapy and antiinflammatories. If ineffective then further testing is nec. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: But stretch first and do repetitions.Get a more detailed answer ›
OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.
OK to avoid them: First it may help to work with a certified personal trainer to modify an overhead exercises so that they are more "tolerable". Otherwise, no exercise that is done overhead is "necessary". Be reassured that you can readily find alternatives that will be suitable without compromising your the benefits you are receiving. ...Read more
Lower right back pain when bending neck forward and When walking lower back pain on the right side ..??
LBP is in the muscle: LBP starts out as simple in the back, yours has got complicated due to the other complaints. Start self-care with a Wellness Program of Vits, Magnesium supplements, sleep hygiene, exercise, massage, yoga, heat, Epsom tub soaking, stretching and formal PT. move up to a Chiropractor. Then ask for dry or wet needling which is like acupuncture. Trigger point injections. No epidurals or surgery. ...Read more
I have lower back&butt pain esp when lying down. Will low impact exercise (bike machine) reduce my symptoms or exacerbate the pain?
?strain/sprain: See how things go over next 3 or 4 days, as a basic strain in the lower back should resolve rapidly unless re-injured. If persistent, might be of value to see your doctor and possibly get imaging studies. A physical therapist could help turn this around. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain on lower L pubic bone after run, radiate to lower L back. Hurts while walk, lift L leg, and lifting R leg toward L leg. Cause bone or muscle?
Many possibilities: Attached to the "sit" bones are the hamstrings which can develop tendinitis. The hip rotators are deep to that area and can have tendinitis too. An alternative source would be lower back pain which can radiate down. For people who have muscle pain from running, reducing run distance, mixing in cross training and aggressive stretching can help. If not better, a stress fracture can be considered ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain in my low back/upper right buttock toward hip, radiates to front of thigh w/ burning muscle-type pain when lifting leg/walk/stairs. Any ideas?
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
Multifidus: As to which muscles contribute to low back pain, LBP, many doctors would say the "multifidus". Dr. V. Mooney, Prof of Orthopedics San Diego Med School, showed toned & strong straps of latissimus d. & contralateral gluteus m. support unstable sacroiliac joints, which are complicitous in 13-30% of LBP generation; due to ligament injury. "Superman" yoga pose strengthens this muscle strap mechanism. ...Read more
I have done a lower back exercise. Now it is hurting in this area on every move. Please help me.....
Seek help: You need to be examined before you can be helped. See a spine specialist. Your diagnosis is completely unknown. ...Read more
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