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Yoga

Who does yoga to improve posture and decrease back pain? 

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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,168

    @AmberLarson

    I can only talk about soft Yoga for spinal patients.  It helps stretch various points of your body, which in turn can improve posture.  With increased good posture, there can be a decrease in back pain.

    I tried it for about 2 months.  My biggest problem is that I am a total spine (lumbar,thoracic,cervical) patient as well as total join (replaced shoulders,hips) that sort of made it difficult for any yoga treatment to help without hurting.

    I am doing a Silver Sneakers program (Free gym access to YMCA for folks over 65) and get to walk about 3 miles a day.  We walk on an elevated platform above a basketball court.  While walking, I watch some of the cardiac exercises for that are being done from young folks to older ones.  In the new year, I would like to give that a try, it seems that it could be helpful.   My only problem is that I dont think I would look that great in tight black stretch pants!


    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
  • Go with the neon green spandex! That will catch their eyes lol

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  • Possibly, I did a yoga class and a body balance class a few days later and one of those made my disc a lot worse

  • I have started pilates(the studio has a healthy joints and spine class). Honestly it' great because you send the whole class on your back don't have to worry about bending wrong! Doctor oked it for me and so far so good! 

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