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Lower back rounding

In general, muscles should take more load than connective tissues. Even big strong ligaments and tendons (like the Achilles) do not have the absorption and range of the calf muscle they're connected ...
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Playing soccer in morning bad?

Your discs are constantly filling up and reducing the amount of fluid inside them. The Spine Institute mentions The water within these discs is squeezed out during the day from normal movements. The ...
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Bracing the neck and thoraxic spine

Force transmission requirements for the torso in lifts like the squat and deadlift are maximal at the hips and decrease up the torso, reaching zero at the point where the load is applied to the torso. ...
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What muscle am I stretching when I pull my chin back and tilt my head to the side

It's a little hard to tell, but since you have ruled out the scalene, trapezius and levator scapulae, my first suspects would be the sternocleidomastoid, or possibly (if it is towards the front of the ...
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Is cycling good or bad for lumbar hyperlordosis?

I wouldn't say that cycling is "bad" for your health. There's solid research that cycling can fix a bum knee, as an example: It is suggested that cycling might be a useful exercise in the ...
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How does one strengthen the muscle that keeps the neck erect?

The major muscle that keeps the neck erect is the trapezius. It is fairly simple to strengthen it assuming you put in a consistent effort. To strengthen it in the best way possible, you should ...
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How to engage in spinal flexion when doing jefferson curls?

You're supposed to flex the hips in a Jefferson curl. If you did keep your hips locked in maximal extension and attempted to only flex your spine, you probably wouldn't even be able to reach your ...
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Crossing Legs and Scoliosis

First I must say that we do not give medical advice on this SO, I am not a doctor and am not providing advice of any kind. You should consult a doctor for any action you take. There is a 2016 study ...
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How to maintain spinal decompression?

So, I have found no way to decrease spinal compression or the speed at which it happens to maintain a decompressed spine for longer. The spine usually returns from decompressed to partially ...
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Lower back rounding

Strengthening and building a muscle optimally requires the muscle to be stretched against resistance then contracted. Then why is it band to round the lower back,shouldn't it strengthen the spinal ...
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core strengthening for weak lower back

I am answering this followup question: To my understanding, muscles can only pull, so that sounds like they ...putting more pressure on the disc." You are right that muscles can only pull. And yes, ...
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core strengthening for weak lower back

It sounds to me as though you need to move beyond the standard gym exercises that you have listed and learn segmental stability exercises. Let me explain. I'm going to be quoting directly from this ...
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Back Brace for Posture?

Don't get a back brace! I've seen them advertised lately, and I'm actually stunned by how many people react positively to it. It shows a clear lack of understanding of what a posture problem is. I'...
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How does one strengthen the muscle that keeps the neck erect?

Lie on your back against a flat surface with your head resting on that same surface (i.e. not on a pillow). Lift your head as far as possible and hold for 5 seconds; repeat about 10 times. Do this ...
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Running with lumbar spinal stenosis

First, I'll echo Alec's comment. If you've been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, you should seek the advice of a qualified therapist. Additionally, you may wish to get another opinion and an MRI as x-...
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Is rucking (running with weight in backpack) a bad idea?

I am 64 yrs, and had significant problems with my knees for injured ligaments near my knee. Even walking was a problem but very variable. I worked out eventually my knee problems were to do with ...
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