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What is the best type of exercise to alleviate and prevent back pain?
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by Doctor Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD of Atlantic Spine Center
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Also, we can relate to clinical conditions. For example, if a patient’s back pain is caused by being overweight, the best is to exercise, probably to lose weight. If the back pain is caused by abnormal posture, then the patient’s exercise is just to correct the position of the spine. It depends on what kind […] Read More
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What is the focus of care for spinal cord injury (SCI)?
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Spinal cord injury (SCI) is an insult to the spinal cord resulting in a change, either temporary or permanent, in the cord’s normal motor, sensory, or autonomic function. Patients with SCI usually have permanent and often devastating neurologic deficits and disabilities. The most important aspect of clinical care for the SCI patient is preventing complications […] Read More
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What equipment will I need as I recover from spine surgery?
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Incentive spirometer: Your nurse or respiratory therapist will show you how to do deep-breathing exercises with an incentive spirometer (breathing tool) every hour while you are awake. Urinary catheter: If you have a catheter (tube to drain your urine), it will be removed the day after surgery. Drain: If you have a drain from your […] Read More
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How should I prepare my home to live after spine surgery?
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Seek out a family member or a friend who could assist you when you get home. Make arrangements for someone to be available to assist you after surgery and during the first few days of recovery. Prepare a “grabber” so you can pick up items off the floor without bending over. These are usually a […] Read More
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What would life be like if you experienced a spinal cord injury?
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Life after sustaining a spinal cord injury (SCI) is different for everyone. No two people sustain the exact same injury, so the severity of the injury and location of damage to the spinal cord will play a role in determining your initial condition. Some SCI survivors can experience a limited loss of sensation or mobility, […] Read More
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How to cope with hemiplegia?
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Learning to live with hemiplegia is a difficult process. From adjusting new exercise habits to re-learning how to do everyday tasks like cooking, almost every aspect of life will need to change. Exercises for Hemiplegia: As with any condition that affects a person’s freedom of movement, exercise can be a critical part of both alleviating […] Read More
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Are there exercises to boost rehabilitation?
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Particularly in the early days after a spinal cord injury, you might be tempted to languish in bed. Moving around certainly seems counterintuitive when you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury to your body. However, exercises after a spinal cord injury can expedite your SCI rehabilitation, in addition to offering several health benefits. Exercises Ideas: Yoga: ideal […] Read More
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When to call the doctor?
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You should call your healthcare provider if you experience: ·       Back pain with fever. ·       Bowel or bladder control issues. ·       Leg weakness or pain that moves from your back down your legs. ·       Pain that worsens, causes nausea or sleeplessness or interferes with daily activities. Source: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/10040-spine-structure-and-function Read More
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How to keep the spine healthy?
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Strong back muscles can protect your spine and prevent back problems. Try to do back-strengthening and stretching exercises at least twice a week. Exercises like planks strengthen the core (abdominal, side, and back muscles) to give your spine more support. Other protective measures include: Bending knees and keeping back straight when lifting items. Losing weight, […] Read More
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What is the best type of exercise to alleviate and prevent back pain?
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Exercise is one of the most important treatments that your doctor can recommend reducing back pain. Regular strengthening (core strengthening, resistance, or weight training), flexibility (stretching), and aerobic exercise (three to five times per week) will improve your overall health and reduce the further likelihood of back injury. Many doctors and specialists provide their patients […] Read More

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