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Swimming Exercises For The Sciatic Nerve
What are treatment options for nerve damage in leg due to quad strain (possibly sciatica/FM). Rest and gradual training?
1st need diagnosis: You may not have actually suffered "nerve damage" by virtue of your injury. You should get a good neurological examination performed of the lower extremity and then, the treatment for the "nerve damage" will be more clear. Of course, for a quad strain no one can argue the points of rest and gradual training to get back into things. That makes perfect sense. ...Read more
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Not recommended: Causes of sciatica should be evaluated by a sports medicine professsional in order to properly direct treatment. Pain may be coming from a herniated disk, arthritis in the neural foramina (opening in the bony spine that the sciatic nerve exits in the low back), or other areas. Physical therapy, medication, injections may be warranted depending on the severity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
McKenzie: Several exercise approaches can help low back pain, and physical therapists can instruct in williams and mckenzie approaches. Some specialized therapists can use felderkreis approaches. Best to have direct expert instruction prior to using these techniques. Although pilates is touted, need an expert to select safest approach. ...Read more
Can spinal stenos which is the cause of my sciatic pain. Get better with stretches, pilates, and water aerobics?
Possibly: A compressed sciatic nerve can cause leg weakness. Often pain down the leg is due to a lumbar radiculopathy or irritation to the lumbar nerve roots that make up the sciatic nerve. The distribution of pain depends on which nerve is irritated although pain in the back or leg or "hamstring" is common. See your md if this pain lasts greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more
Leg exercises and hip stretches etc. To hopefully perhaps strengthen the muscle there, can it stop my hip from clicking?
Its possible.: Be sure to stretch your hip flexors, quads, buttocks, hamstrings and low back. ...Read more
Does sciatica always come from the lumbar region? Can you get sciatica radiating down the buttock to leg into the foot from nerve compression in the calf?
Sciatica: is not caused by nerve compression in the lower leg. You must have been issued a faulty owners manual. You had it right the first time. You can also get sciatica from compression of the nerve in the pelvis or upper thigh (in which case discomfort in the buttocks would not occur. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does a pinched nerve C7 pressured on the root by a herniated disc will damage muscles that it support in the arm and hand?
In pelvic sports injuries can the obturator nerve stick to fascia or scar tissue causing weakness years down the line? And how d(x) emg or mri?
What are the best exercises 16 months post spinal cord stimulator implant surgery? Besides a recumbent bike, is Pilates an option? Weak core.
An approach: I prefer starting with a physical therapist working in a warm water pool, and doing gentle exercises initially. Later, one could start some core exercises working on back and abdominal musculature. At some point, an experienced personal trainer should get involved. The equipment is not the key ingredient, instead, the human support and interactional education. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are types of stretches or exercises that will help relieve pain from a herniated disk in the lower back?
strengthen your core: Exercises that strengthen the muscles which support your spine will help keep the disc from getting worse. If you over stretch it can make things worse but stretching and strengthening exercises with a person who knows what they are doing, will help a lot. ...Read more
Terminal extension: The last 30-40 degrees of extension strengthening are the safest on the knee. Leg presses, squats, knee extension exercises that focus on the last 30-40 degrees of motion can create good strength and mass without stressing the knee cap or meniscus significantly. Lunges put high stresses on the knee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Traction/acupuncture: Great question: the real answer is nobody knows. They have never been compared head-to-head in any sort of controlled trial. They are both treatments that can be beneficial and i would suggest doing both of them. Consider epidurals too. When dealing with a pinched nerve, i think the most important thing is to know if there is nerve damage (an EMG will diagnose). If so, surgery is warrante. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In case of herniated disk / ischias nerv, can the nerv itself be stretched out with exercise in order to minimize the "pinching" sensitivity?
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