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What Are Some Good Exercises For Sciatica Pain
Careful exercise: Start by avoiding prolonged positioning & any repetitive twist or bend maneuvers. If you had physical therapy, resume those exercises. Use of otc medication will help control symptoms. Cardiovascular workouts may help except for rowing & maybe running. If you did not have physical therapy, you may want to get a session to learn exercises. Weight control & not smoking are key. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several: Before your feet hit the floor in the morning, stretching your joints and back in bed can really help. Follow link to discussion of exercise for rheumatoid arthritis though the ideas hold true for any arthritis. http://tinyurl.com/cux7hw7 for flexibility: yoga, TIA chi to "grease" joint lining: walking, swimming to balance joints & prevent falls: gentle strength training. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: I often refer patients to this site: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/back-pain/lb00001_d. ...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
Head rotation : Rotate your head around about 30 degree or so to the left side . Raise your left hand up and grap the right side of the head and pull your head back till you feel like you got good stretch for like 10 seconds.Then release and relax for a second , and repeat again for another 30 seconds for multiple times . And then do it on the other side rotate to the right and use your right hand. ...Read more
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: I like to do hamstring stretches on the floor such as a classic hurdler stretch also some similar stretches can be done angst a fence some of the calf stretches can be done angst a wall or with the ball of the foot on a step i also suggest using a strap under the foot to perform some hamstring stretches. ...Read more
Do several things: There is no specific answer. One should do both cardio and resistence training. It is extremely important to maintain muscle strength as one ages.Walking is a great way to start. ...Read more
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