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What exercises can I do for my curved lumbar spine so to relieve the stiffness?

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 more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Lumbar (Definition)

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


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I have a spondylolysis in my lumbar spine. What can I do to relieve the pain?

I have a spondylolysis in my lumbar spine. What can I do to relieve the pain?

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 more

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What are some good lumbar spine injury-exercise ideas?

What are some good lumbar spine injury-exercise ideas?

Spineuniverse.com: Look up williams low back exercises at the above online address. Williams flexibility exercises are very beneficial for lumbar spine injury- but they should be done gently- not painfully. If your symptoms persist, see your family md for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Trigger point: Injections are temporary solutions. See an osteopathic physician or a physiatrist for a detailed musculoskeletal exam with attention to your posture, pelvic balance and psoas muscle tone. Physical therapy is also a great option. ...Read more

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Lumbar spine injury-exercise advice for future fitness?

Lumbar spine injury-exercise advice for future fitness?

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

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2 bulging discs in lumbar spine, partial sacralization of l5- any general stretches i can do to relieve pressure on nerves & daily pain?

2 bulging discs in lumbar spine, partial sacralization of l5- any general stretches i can do to relieve pressure on nerves & daily pain?

Back pain: Core strengthening and lumbar ROM exercises are key for this. Multiple different types. Focus on hamstring stretches as well ...Read more

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Have had emg ncv & mri. Tests show pinced nerves in cervical & lumbar spine. Personal trainer claims core exercises will cure condition. Thoughts?

Have had emg ncv & mri.  Tests show  pinced nerves in cervical & lumbar spine.  Personal trainer claims  core exercises will cure  condition. Thoughts?

Let me explain: Those finding on the test you had means you have a mechanical changes, training or exercise will not change them it may improve your symptoms so you could live with it. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Why did my lumbar spine start to hurt after i did a bridge?

Why did my lumbar spine start to hurt after i did a bridge?

Facet or lysis: Pain caused by extension or arching of the back is often caused by elements of the spine called facet joints. Irritation of these joints or a stress fracture nearby could cause these symptoms. If associated with a shooting pain into the legs, then there could also be nerve irritation. To minimize pain, avoid extension and try otc meds as tolerated. See our doc if pain persists. ...Read more

Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more