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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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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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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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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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Is neck stretching possible with yoga?

Yes: There are many asanas (position) that help align the spine. Over time, people who practice regularly, feel they are taller and may have "grown" a half an inch due to the back and neck stretch. Most of us as we age, compress our spine and feel shorter. ...Read more

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Which is better for back pain yoga or tai chi?

No consenus: Great question but there is no consistent peer reviewed literature to differentiate the two at this time. Whatever makes you feel better is the best general answer and do not do things that hurt. . Feel better. ...Read more

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Help please! is acupuncture effective for relieving headaches, back and neck pain?

Help please! is acupuncture effective for relieving headaches, back and neck pain?

Yes and no. : May help with pain or stress (if you Believe in it enough). But the disease itself could be serious ( ? Nerve compression ? Heart pain? Infection ? Tumor?). Make sure it's nothing serious before you trust in acupuncture. See your primary. If no serious pathology, could then attempt acupuncture. Feel better ...Read more

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Upper back pain and neck pain for about a year. kyphosis and 4 bulg disc in neck. flex chest pain directly in the middle above nipples. chiro not work?

Upper back pain and neck pain for about a year. kyphosis and 4 bulg disc in neck. flex chest pain directly in the middle above nipples. chiro not work?

See your physician : this is not something for a chiropractor. You need to see a medical physician who can do a complete evaluation, and have you see the appropriate physician for an evaluation suggest one or more problems ...Read more

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Treated a long standing pain and numbness at right scapula with chiropractic, massage therapy and acupuncture. Pain moved to the front of shoulder?

Treated a long standing pain and numbness at right scapula with  chiropractic, massage therapy and acupuncture. Pain moved to the front of shoulder?

Ortho eval: Shoulder mri, and general medical evaluation is what i would recommend. I think you need to increase the level of commitment to finding the cause. ...Read more

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Bad tension HAs w/ pain in back, by shoulder blades, neck, jaws, temples. No relief with OTC meds. Massage only help very short term. Any suggestions?

Bad tension HAs w/ pain in back, by shoulder blades, neck, jaws, temples. No relief with OTC meds. Massage only help very short term. Any suggestions?

ALL sensations=from: interpretation in brain/mind. Plus mind/brain controls entire body starting far before birth. Except from heart, muscle cells only contract after direct signal/neurotransmitter to each individual cell membrane. Muscle contraction ?es blood flow yet ?es demand. Thus sustained induces ischemic muscle pain/soreness; ? likely basis of pain. Study: John Stossel Pain, John Sarno, Robin McKenzie, etc. ...Read more

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What is more effective for low back pain and joint pain; physical therapy or chiropractic?

What is more effective for low back pain and joint pain; physical therapy or chiropractic?

Depends: Both specialists overlap quite a bit. Just depends on what you are comfortable with. Physical therapy is now doing a lot of manipulation therapies and vice versa chiropractors are noting the benefit of active exercise therapy for their patients as well. Often times seeing an sports medicine physician might be helpful since they have experience with both care types to guide you. ...Read more

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Is yoga good for helping herniated disc pain?

Is yoga good for helping herniated disc pain?

Yes: Relaxation is important when there is symptoms from a herniated disc. Yoga can help relax and this could help release any additional pressure. Important to note that often other measures are needed to relief symotoms from disc herniation. This includes injections and surgery. ...Read more

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Any rec's for poor posture (hunched back) and chronic back pain? Exercises, strategies for remedying years of bad habits..?

Any rec's for poor posture (hunched back) and chronic back pain? Exercises, strategies for remedying years of bad habits..?

Exercise: Exercise, exercise, and then some more exercise; you can't imagine how much benefit you can get from simply waking 30 minutes per day; I have patients who lost @ 10 pounds just simply by waking their dogs 30 minutes per day. So keep moving to better health. ...Read more

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Would an irritate nerve cause my neck to seize up? I tried stretching, heat, physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractors and my neck is still seized

Would an irritate nerve cause my neck to seize up? I tried stretching, heat, physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractors and my neck is still seized

Yes: You are alluding to a pinched nerve as in a herniated disc? This could cause muscle spasms, and from what i understand of your question, seizing of the muscles. Have you seen and MD for an evaluation of the neck and it's nerves? ...Read more

Dr. Craig Morton
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more