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What Are Effective Yoga Positions For Back Pain Relief
Gentle Stretching: Gentle poses that stretch the psoas and quadratus lumborum musculature can often be helpful in treating/preventing low back pain. Positions such as downward dog, cobra and "warrior 1" can help. However, it is best to use these positions as part of a broader yoga routine. I recommend taking a local yoga class to learn how to safely and gently utilize these forms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more
Experiment: Yoga is a way to stretch. Keeping your "core" (tummy and back muscles) limber and strong can help reduce back pain. Experiment with the movements and positions. Choose those that work the "core." a little discomfort is okay. If a position is really uncomfortable (during or after), try something different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Triangke: Triangle on both sides. I suggest putting you spine in all degrees of rotation: downward dog, reverse downward dog, both side triangles , and standing with feet parallel to wall - hands on wall and head looking over opposite shoulder - both sides. I practice yoga myself- not so good with the names though. ...Read more
I've been suffering chronic back pain for the past 6 years, i've had MRI and i'm on pain relief but nothing helps, what else can be done?
I had Perthes Disease as a child, now 33 & recently begun experiencing hip & back pain. Any natural pain relief recommendations would be appreciated! ?
Believe it or not...: Movement. without weight bearing. And improving your flexibility. An exercise program that includes yoga and or swimming may be the best answer without going to "Medications". I don't know your current weight, but even a ten pound weight loss can decrease the stress on a hip joint significantly especially if there is any arthritic changes in the joint. - KB ...Read more
Identify the cause: If possible. Usually muscular and benign, but can be something else. Once serious issues ruled out, stretching and core strengthening as well as general cardiovascular aerobic exercise form the basis for a healthy back. Sometimes stress plays a huge roll, as well, in back pain. Being active, avoiding fear and immobility are crucial. Again, be sure it's nothing serious and then get moving! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back Pain relief: Back pain plagues us all one time or another; many doctors advise you to use moist heat on the area to loosen up the tight back muscles; but when it comes to medications, it varies depending on your health status. Some patients are given prescriptions for ultram as an anti inflammatory, others are given flexoril. Patches with pain meds can also be used. Narcotics can be given with limited use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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