Back Pain in L5 and Knees

by Mohammad Asif
(Quetta)

Dear Matthew

I am having severe back pain as i am having L5 Lumber decrease in my disks, according to MRI it says that some nerves came inside my L5 disk and when i walk or take some weight i feel severe pain. if you need my MRI i can also send it to you. i will be grateful if i can have your reply.

Please advise me accordingly.

Kind Regards

Mohammad Asif
Quetta, Balochistan
Pakistan

Matthew's reply: Hi Mohammad, there are exercises you can try for back pain in the L5 lumbar area, but via email it is difficult for me to say exactly which exercises will be best for you. I suggest you look in the Back section and choose a couple of exercises that seem to best fit your situation.

You could show them to your doctor who should be able to tell you if they are suitable or not. Some exercises in the Back section that may help you are the Lumbar Rub, Back Arch and Leg Stretch.

Acupuncture also is typically very good for back pain, knee pain and other painful conditions.

If you have further questions about any of the exercises for back pain or about acupuncture for back pain just post below.

All the best,

Matthew

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How to Stop Sacroiliac Pain

Can the Anal Lock be performed during pregnancy?

Matthew's reply: Yes, you can do the Anal Lock during pregnancy. Do it gently though - do not force it. If in doubt ask your health professional.

Regarding the Anal Lock for sacroiliac pain, I have a lower back problem that sometimes causes pain to radiate down to my sacroiliac area. Doing the anal lock stops the pain. You can do it sitting or lying down. The Anal Lock technique is very simple to do.

Any questions or comments on doing the Anal Lock for sacroiliac pain just post them below.

All the best,

Matthew

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L5-S1 Lower Back Pain

by Barbara
(United States)

Hi, I have L-5 and S-1 moderate to severe arthropathy on the right side more than left. What Chinese holistic approaches do you suggest to get rid of the pain as I am tired of using pain meds. Thank you.

Matthew's reply: Hi Barbara, I have an L5-S1 problem myself and find the following exercises and techniques in the Back-Neck section particularly useful:

Lumbar Rub (using Tiger Balm or similar)

Back Arch

Back Twist

Squat, Sit and Stretch Your Back (Exercises 4 & 5)

There are others in the section that may also help. If you haven't already, take a look at all the exercises and techniques in that section and choose 1 or 2 that you feel best match your problem.

ALWAYS start slowly and gently and NEVER force an exercise! Also warm up your whole body first for 10-15 minutes with something like walking, exercise bike, treadmill or similar. You may even want to check with your physician before trying any of the exercises, just to be sure you don't aggravate the problem!

If you find some of the individual exercises do help you then I suggest you take a look at The Chinese Long Life Exercise Program. It's an easy-to-do, balanced program focusing on vital areas such as the back, legs, abs and waist. Users report more energy, strength and better health overall.

Please let me know how you get on, and also if you have any questions about any of the exercises or techniques on the site or in the program.

All the best,

Matthew


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