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Dr. Anand

Occupational Therapist, Chennai

Dr. Anand Occupational Therapist, Chennai
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3 Best Ways to Maintain Spinal Curves for Neck and Back Pain

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
3 Best Ways to Maintain Spinal Curves for Neck and Back Pain

The c curve is a movement of the spine that strengthens the deep abdominal while stretching the muscles of the back. The c curve is a basic movement in pilates that is used in many different exercises.

The classic c curve is always initiated by the abdominal. Try a c curve by sitting up tall with your legs slightly bent in front of you. Imagine someone punching you in the lower stomach, and allow your spine to round by scooping in your deep abdominals. Your upper back, neck, and head may naturally follow this motion and round forward. So you initiate the c curve with the lower back (lumbar spine), then you add the upper back (thoracic spine), and finally you add the head and neck (cervical spine). Now your whole spine is making a capital c. This movement should feel like a big stretch for your whole spine and all the muscles that surround it.

Here's a little more specific information about the three natural curves of the spine and how they participate in the c curve movement.

Pilates lumbar c curve
The lumbar c curve movement is always initiated by your lower abdominals. This is the most difficult spinal movement to initiate because the lumbar spine has thick vertebrae that are meant to stabilize and hold the weight of the body. When you're standing or lying, the natural curve of your lumbar spine is in slight extension (like neutral spine), so when performing a lumbar c curve, you must pay much attention to pulling in your abdominals from the lowest part of your abdomen and attempting to reverse the natural curve of your low spine. You can accomplish this only by deep and strong low abdominal engagement.

The lumbar c curve in pilates.

Pilates thoracic c curve

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The upper back (thoracic region) naturally curves forward in a c shape. When performing a thoracic c curve, think of pulling your ribs in and allowing your shoulders to round forward. Doing so creates a nice stretch in the upper back.

The thoracic c curve naturally follows the lumbar c curve, but it is easy to do the thoracic c curve without actually starting from the lower back. In other words, it's easy for people to round their upper back because the back naturally rounds in that direction. Initiating the rounding from the lower back is more difficult and takes low abdominal work. The idea in pilates is generally to try to do more work from the belly and to move the spine starting from the lower back and then adding in the upper back afterward.

The thoracic c curve in pilates.

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Pilates cervical c curve
The cervical c curve is a way to visualize the correct way to lift your head off the mat during an abdominal exercise. If you know the right way to lift your head up and understand proper neck alignment, you won't overstrain your neck when doing the abdominal-related exercises in pilates.

Lie on your back with your hands interlaced behind your head to support the neck. Lift your head off the mat by lengthening the back of the neck and by imagining that you're squeezing a tangerine under your chin to bring the head up (kind of like nodding your head yes as you lift it off the mat). Don't lead up with your chin. Once your head is off the mat, you have created your cervical c curve; the c shape begins at the top of your head and ends at the base of your sternum (or rib cage). You must lift your head high enough to form the shape of the c. Think of your abdominal muscles lifting up the weight of the head, not the neck muscles. If you're very tight in your neck or very weak in your tummy, you may not be able to make a complete c shape. But if you keep doing the work, you will!

The cervical c curve in pilates.

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Dear Doctor, I am 61 years male. for couple of moths, I am feeling completely exhausted. I am feeling tired all day and difficulty in performing simple tasks like walking, carrying groceries, standing for more than five minute. I do not have breathing problems but feeling pain in both legs.What should I do?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi, This is Dr Akshay from Fortis Hospital, New Delhi. From an orthopaedic point of view get vitamin D levels checked otherwise advise would be to get yourself thoroughly checked up by a physician and look for a cause which are many. Thanks & Regards Dr Akshay Kumar Saxenav
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I had an accident 2 months back and sprained my ankle. It took 21 days to recover, then again I bought a slipper which was too spongy and the same happened again. I couldn't put weight on my ankle and can't stretch my muscles below knee joint. I consulted a doctor and he prescribed me pain killers. My ankle has become a little flexible than before. What's the permanent cure?

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
I had an accident 2 months back and sprained my ankle. It took 21 days to recover, then again I bought a slipper whic...
Dear lybrate user, apply rhus tox q thrice daily on that area and take rhus tox200 thrice a day five drops in wate r. Also do massage with seasame oil at night with a rest of two three days. Do not put weight on the ankle for some days.
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Which type of problem when I run and walk (long did), then pain in bone both legs.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Which type of problem when I run and walk (long did), then pain in bone both legs.
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. Actually pain at calf/leg region can be due to many reasons, commonly it is muscular in nature but it can also be due to tendons, nerves, blood vessels etc. My advise to you for initial 2-3 weeks will be: - ice packs application intensively with elevation of your limbs at night - take a short course of anti-inflammatory medication as per your body's suitability - stop your physical activity till pain completely subsides - intensive physical therapy, training and proper muscle conditioning once pain has subsided - slow resumption of physical activities with proper pre activity warm up and stretching of muscles and short increments in duration of physical activity each day as per pain tolerance. - we will get some blood tests for you - serum vitamin d and serum potassium levels, esr and crp once you have all these reports then you can contact me as I can advise you for proper supplementation do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. You can also discuss your case and treatment plans with me in a greater detail in a private consultation.
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Hello doctor I am 7 months pregnant and I have swelling in my feet and hands and I feel little pain also in my feet and hands please tell why this happen?

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
Hello doctor I am 7 months pregnant and I have swelling in my feet and hands and I feel little pain also in my feet a...
Swelling happens because your body is holding on to more fluid than usual. The increased pressure in your leg veins, and pressure from your growing baby on the big veins in your groin, add to the problem. Swelling is common. About half of all pregnant women experience it. To prevent Swelling Try to eat a balanced diet so that you put on a healthy amount of weight during pregnancy. Aim to reduce how much salt, sugar and fat you have. Cut out pre-packaged, highly processed foods, as they are usually high in all three. Salt causes your body to hold on to more fluid. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, as this will help your body to hoard less water. Rest as much as possible, putting your feet up above your hips. Try not to cross your legs, as this restricts your blood flow. Sit down when you can, and if your work involves standing for long periods of time, move about from one foot to the other to increase blood flow. You can also do these simple foot exercises to reduce swelling in your ankles: bend and stretch your foot up and down 30 times Circle each foot eight times one way and eight times the other way You can do these whether you're standing or sitting. Exercise regularly, especially by walking, swimming, or riding an exercise bike. Or try a water aerobics class – immersion in water may temporarily help reduce swelling, particularly if the water level is up near your shoulders. Go to your Gynecologist if you notice swelling in your face or puffiness around your eyes, more than slight swelling of your hands, or excessive or sudden swelling of your feet or ankles. This could be a sign of preeclampsia, a serious condition. Best wishes.
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My foot below the ankle is paining a lot. Not able to walk too. I am diabetic and I have BP too. What should I do?

DNHE, BPTh/BPT, weight management specialist
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
My foot below the ankle is paining a lot. Not able to walk too. I am diabetic and I have BP too. What should I do?
You might be having heel spurs (bony outgrowth at the heel) which causes pain while walking or your achilles tendon could be inflamed, after examination only exact cause can be known. Since you are diabetic you need to take extra precautions to keep your foot clean and avoid any complications like diabetic foot or diabetic neuropathy. Immerse your foot in a tub of lukewarm water with epsom salt for 3 min then alternately in a tub of ice cold water. Repeat this 3 times and so some ankle-toe exercises.
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I am suffering from left gluteal pain over One year having mri doc says there is strain in vein. please suggest.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Varanasi
I am suffering from left gluteal pain over One year having mri doc says there is strain in vein. please suggest.
Avoid your voilet and start isometric exercise and some one concert the physio then your problem solved.
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I had femur surgery in the left thigh in June,2014. Now it is 9 months but the union of bones has not taken place. Doctors opine that I will have to undergo bone grafting. I like to avoid the same. Does Ayurveda offer alternative treatment for the same?

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Try Symphtum Q (homeo) also known as bone fixer 7-8 drops thrice a day in little water plus Calc phos 12x 4 pills 4 times a day.
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I'm 25 years old. Ii have leg pain last few months. I had lot of pain relief. Pls help me with your advice.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I'm 25 years old. Ii have leg pain last few months. I had lot of pain relief. Pls help me with your advice.
Hi Apply pranacharya restopain oil or prasarini oil on your affected part then give hot fomentation. Take maha rasnadi kwath 2-2 tsf twice a day. And agni tundi vati and maha yograj guggul 1-1 tab twice a day.. .
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4 years back I took surgery for disc bulge, presently I am having some pain in buttocks, back thies and in leg of my left of body, please suggest me to avoid this type of pains ?

MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), DNB (Orthopedics)
Orthopedist, Bangalore
Precautions like 1. Avoid bending forwards 2. Lifting heavy weight 3. Avoid long journeys over road 4. Do strenthening exercises to your back 5. If your pain is very severe consult your orthopedist
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I can't stretched my legs since 5 days and it is paining very much. What happened to me please tell me. And please help me? Take me out from this pain.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I can't stretched my legs since 5 days and it is paining very much. What happened to me please tell me. And please he...
Keep your leg raised while sitting or lying quadriceps strengthening exercises hamstring stretching calf muscles stretching contrast bath.
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I have spinal stenosis degenerative spondylitis lumbar and spinal canals almost completely shut what are the common symptoms and what is the living out come.

BPTh/BPT, MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
I have spinal stenosis degenerative spondylitis lumbar and spinal canals almost completely shut what are the common s...
Walking for too long will lead to radiating pain. Avoid prolong walking and spinal extension movement.
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I Have a standing job in the office. Thus causes pen in my foot. What should i do?

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Occupational Therapist, Delhi
I Have a standing job in the office. Thus causes pen in my foot. What should i do?
Do contrast bath therapy Ankle pumps Take at least 5min break at every half an hour interval & have stool nearby you so that you can sit; do self stretching of legs & feet
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Dear Sir, I think my weight create some problem means My leg in night bottom side very pain Please help me.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
Dear Sir,
I think my weight create some problem means My leg in night bottom side very pain Please help me.
You take acupressure treatment. Take biochemic kali phos6x & ferrum phos6x 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water.
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Sir I have inguinal hernia surgery before 3 years after that I feel my right testis is slightly swell still I have that problem what could be.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Your testis problem has got nothing to do with hernia surgery please get it checked from a physician to see what is the problem if at all there is any.
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I am a 57 years old lady suffering from pain in left hand mussels and unable to bend on back. Please advise.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I am a 57 years old lady suffering from pain in left hand mussels and unable to bend on back. Please advise.
Hi for pain take cold water fomentation for 20 minutes thrice a day for 5 days. Do stretching and gentle massage of hand. If still you don't get relief and need further advice, consult me via lybrate.
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For the past 3 months both my mid-biceps are paining. I sleep with my arms over my head, flat on my back, mostly. I am not diabetic or hypertensive. It is a constant pain, no change when I either lift something or fold my arms. Kindly advice.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
For the past 3 months both my mid-biceps are paining. I sleep with my arms over my head, flat on my back, mostly. I a...
Hi it looks like you have soft tissue injury apply cold pack for 20 minutes thrice a day for 5 days. Still pain doesn't go consult me via lybrate. Best wishes.
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About one month ago I had suffered from dengue now I am fit but I have pain in my right knee and other joints. Please suggest me treatment.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Occupational Therapist, Delhi
About one month ago I had suffered from dengue now I am fit but I have pain in my right knee and other joints. Please...
Apply hot fomentation Do knee isometrics exercise, 10times twice a day Avoid overexertion Drink plenty of fluids Take bath with luke warm water
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I feel pain in my right hand and swelling in joint. reason is hard work jim. What should I do,

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I feel pain in my right hand and swelling in joint. reason is hard work jim. What should I do,
Do rest from gym and do ice and hot pack alternative for 20 minutes if it work then ok otherwise tk ultrasonic therapy for few days. Avoid strain.
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