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Dr. Thomas Namey
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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


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What are recommended yoga positions for back pain relief?

What are recommended yoga positions for back pain relief?

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 more

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What are effective yoga positions for back pain relief?

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 more

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sciatica pain with hip and knee pain. is walking good?

sciatica pain with hip and knee pain. is walking good?

Back pain: The answer depends on the anatomical reason for your discomfort. Sciatica in your age group is usually a phenomenon which occurs secondary to a small disk herniation. More often than not, supportive treatment in the form of physical therapy and a short course or pain medication will work but you have to be patient :) In short, yes walking and even stretching are good. ...Read more

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Is Pilates better than yoga for treating back pain?

Is Pilates better than yoga for treating back pain?

It depends: Both yoga and pilates are good for core strengthening. Both work for some people. ...Read more

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Oa of right knee. Aches while walking and turning right leg in sleep. Carrying out preliminary leg exercises.

Oa of right knee. Aches while walking and turning right leg in sleep. Carrying out preliminary leg exercises.

Exercise: The exercise is good but you may want to try non weight bearing exercises like swimming or pool areobics. A knee wrap or analgesic balm can be helpful at night. Otc meds like aleve (naproxen) are also helpful but take with food. And finally, I use a herbal product available online by the name of ' pains all gone' i keep a bottle at my bedside and a bottle in the office to use when regular meds fail. ...Read more

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Best exercise for lower back (lumbar) pain relief?

Best exercise for lower back (lumbar) pain relief?

See below: The best exercises for low back are gentle core strengthening exercises. A great program for this can be found at www.therehabzone.com ...Read more

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What are good exercises and stretches to ease hip pain?

What are good exercises and stretches to ease hip pain?

Air squats: A good functional exercise is the air squat. Here's a link that describes how they can be done. http://goo.gl/v75cg. ...Read more

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What yoga exercises can relieve back pain?

Forward folds: Forward folds and hamstring stretches are good for the back. When you stretch our legs you are also stretching your back at the same time. ...Read more

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Chronic knee pain. Job requires sitting for long durations. Doing daily jog. Pain relieves while body is warmed upMild squats relieves pain for a day.

Chronic knee pain. Job requires sitting for long durations. Doing daily jog. Pain relieves while body is warmed upMild squats relieves pain for a day.

Keep up the good work!: You seem to have answered your own question. Chronic knee pain made worse with sitting is often mild to moderate arthritis. Sitting is really hard on arthritic knees because it causes pressure in one spot on the damaged cartilage. Changing the position of your knees can help. Can you adjust your workstation to stand? Exercising is how cartilage "Breaths". Keep up the good work! ...Read more

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I am experiencing limb spasms, contracture, limb pain and calf pain.worse lying down both feet&lower legs.2daystook relaxer to sleep dr ordered bmp?

I am experiencing  limb spasms, contracture, limb pain and calf pain.worse lying down both feet&lower legs.2daystook relaxer to sleep dr ordered bmp?

Unclear question: BMP is a common screening test but is usually not diagnostic of an illness. You should go through with the evaluation and follow your doctor's advice. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Hip pain increasing for weeks. Worse in the morning, sitting, standing, bending over. Leg aches. Taking Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and Elavil. Sciatica? Bursitis?

Location, location: Where on the hip is the pain. A quick primer. Hip joint is often groin pain, side of the hip is usually bursitis. We of coursenneed more information. You can discuss this with your physiciasn or ask to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What yoga positions help relieve back pain?

What yoga positions help relieve back pain?

Yoga Back Poses:: Bharadvaja's Twist (Bharadvajasana I), Big Toe Pose (Padangusthasana), Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana), Cat Pose (Marjaryasana), Chair Pose (Utkatasana), Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana), Cow Pose (Bitilasana) & Crane (Crow) Pose (Bakasana). REF:http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/anatomy/back ...Read more

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Throbbing pain in testicles and sciatic pain. No meds, exercises or stretching help?

Sciatica and testicl: It is very unusual to have sciatica with associated testicular pain. Although it is not prudent to postulate two different causative factors, this must be considered. You should get in for an. Evaluation soon. ...Read more

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What are some exercises or stretches to ease hip pain?

What are some exercises or stretches to ease hip pain?

Yoga style: Hip flexor stretches...Stabilize pelvis and lunge forward, stretch hamstrings and adductors, strengthen abdominal, strengthen glutes, it band stretches...See a good sports pt. ...Read more

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I can no longer do yoga or stretch due to shooting leg pain and sharp low back pain across low back crease. Manageable for 10 years, until recently.

I can no longer do yoga or stretch due to shooting leg pain and sharp low back pain across low back crease. Manageable for 10 years, until recently.

Yoga & Pain: Please see your doc to get a diagnosis and help for your leg pain. Then consider doing Qigong rather than Yoga. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Nolan Segal
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Leg Pain (Definition)

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