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What can I do to eliminate lower back pain during yoga?

What can I do to eliminate lower back pain during yoga?

Modify poses: Assuming your back pain etiology is clear, and you are comfortable enough to stretch your body with yoga, then modify the poses (asanas) to minimalize pain yet still engaging your body to stretch. Bolsters, folded blankets, blocks, all of these aids can allow you to be in a pose comfortably and remain in the pose long enough to obtain the benefits desired. ...Read more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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How does yoga help reduce my lower back pain?

How does yoga help reduce my lower back pain?

Yoga: yoga can relieve muscle tension which can held sore muscles. Also, holding yoga poses makes your back muscles and core muscles stronger, which makes them more resistant to injury. ...Read more

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Best yoga positions for lower back pain caused by a recently diagnosed scoliosis?

Best yoga positions for lower back pain caused by a recently diagnosed scoliosis?

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

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Scatia.MRI normal.but get lower back pain which moves to leg thru butt.29yrMale.Feel fine after doing yoga but weakness returns.Shld i stop exercising?

Scatia.MRI normal.but get lower back pain which moves to leg thru butt.29yrMale.Feel fine after doing yoga but weakness returns.Shld i stop exercising?

No! Don't stop!: Supervised yoga is great for conditioning your body, keeping your core strong (supports your back) and improving overall muscle tone. Staying mindfully active with low back issues is very important. Consider consultation with a physical therapist to learn exercises that would be beneficial and those to avoid. ...Read more

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Why and how to cure low back pain after yoga workouts?

Stop yoga: Unless it's due to muscle soreness because of poor conditioning, stop any activity that's causing you significant pain and go consult your physician. ...Read more

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I am almost 2 years post op 2 level lumbar fusion. Low back pain has improved but still having issues with back muscle tightness/muscle fatigue. Exercise regularly, weights, walking, yoga. Advice?

I am almost 2 years post op 2 level lumbar fusion. Low back pain has improved but still having issues with back muscle tightness/muscle fatigue. Exercise regularly, weights, walking, yoga. Advice?

Everything Right: It sounds like you are doing everything right. Surgery is traumatic to the spine and muscular tissue. There can be irreparable damage as as result. Overall, it sounds like surgery was a success because you have an active lifestyle. I would recommend a short course of physical therapy so they can discuss your goals and deficits you have. You may be doing the wrong exercises. Discuss with doc. ...Read more

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What should I do to eliminate lower back pain?

What should I do to eliminate lower back pain?

Low back pain: Work on strengthening your core muscles (low back and abdomen) through a low impact routine. Stretching is very important and can include traction, knees to chest, pelvic tilts, etc. A medicine ball is a good tool. These exercises can be guided by a therapist or chiropractor with other modalities as well. More aggressive options include cortisone injections. See your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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How to eliminate lower back pain? How to fix a tail bone pain?

Wish i could....: There is a nobel prize for the doc who figures these out. Low back pain often responds to continued low level activity , stretching, physical therapy, low dose pain relief / non steroidals and time. For the tail bone will need to sit on an inflatable donut or pad to take pressure of the sacrum. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have lower back pain during ovualtion?

Is it normal to have lower back pain during ovualtion?

Menstrual pain?: You might be describing a condition called "mittleschmerz" (if i've spelled this correctly). It occurs when the egg is released from the ovary, the contents around the egg which are also released can causing back pain. This can be the cause of the back pain during ovulation. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more