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What Exercises Can I Do For My Curved Lumbar Spine So To Relieve The Stiffness
Stretch: Stretch exercise can help. You can learn this type of exercises from a physical therapist, physician, trainer, yoga instructor. Be prudent. Warming up helps. If an exercise is particularly uncomfortable, do not do it. When starting any new exercise, ease into it. Some soreness is natural at the beginning, but it should not be terribly painful. Some stiffness is part of the natural aging process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more
Depends: If it is an acute spondylolysis, a period of rest, perhaps a brace, and mild exercise may help. For a chronic case, physical therapy concentrating on core strengthening (stomach and back muscles) and aerobic fitness often work. Surgery can help if other, simpler measures do not give enough relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 bulging discs in lumbar spine, partial sacralization of l5- any general stretches i can do to relieve pressure on nerves & daily pain?
Have had emg ncv & mri. Tests show pinced nerves in cervical & lumbar spine. Personal trainer claims core exercises will cure condition. Thoughts?
Trigger point injection just right of the lumbar spine.Pain relief was good for the first 24h.Now its flaring up again. Something else or failed injec?
Strength/ flexibilit: The most important aspects would be to work on core strength with abdominal and lumbar strengthening exercises. Also flexibility in the lower back, and ham strings is very important. Excess wt gain should be avoided as this puts additional stress on the front abdominal muscles. ...Read more
What's the difference in treatment between what a lumbar spine exercise therapist and what a chiropractor can offer in relation to a flat lower spine?
Muscles and Bones: A therapist will work with you to strengthen muscles to bring the body into better alignment and health. It is very much about curing your problems. A chiropractor will manipulate the bones to temporarily bring some relief or attempt to bring relief. But there is very little they can offer in the way of solving your problem. ...Read more
Regards a flat lower spine, what's the difference between a lumbar spine exercise therapist, a physiotherapist and chiropractor and who best to help?
See below: Physiotherapist who specializes in treatment of the spine. ...Read more
It varies: For many folks it is painless. It is simply part of the aging process. Depending on your genes, some degeneration begins during the teen years; everyone has some by the mid 60s. In other folks, spondylosis can be associated with pain, stiffness, nerve compression and symptoms like leg pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, trouble walking, even trouble controlling the bladder or bowels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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