Physical therapy

Physical therapy

Has anyone ever tried physical therapy for back pain or yoga? I was thinking about trying yoga at home to start until I can make arrangements for my mri and pt. Can anyone help me with stretches or moves to start for my back (lower)? Thank u.

A myRAteam Member said:

I did yoga 3 times a week for 2 years, even when I was pregnant. I haven't done it sense I was diagnosed, but I saw a couple of ladies improve over time. I don't know about pilates--it's more core work--but in yoga, you will receive benefits even if you only go as far as you can in a stretch. You will slowly see improvement in balance, and skilled instructors can help a great deal. There is no stress. You DO need to find the right type of yoga. A Hatha based yoga is calm, slow, breathing focused and meditative. This is the kind I did. Stay away from the hot yoga types, etc.

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

If you check out Amazon they have DVD's that are Yoga for people with RA. I always feel much better after a work out. They really help if I'm feeling stiff !

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I did a couple of rounds of PT. Back pain is often related to core strength (or lack thereof). My physiatrist recommended vitamin D3 and melatonin for bedtime and that has helped WONDERS!

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I love the water! There is an entrance ramp into the water with a railing that is wonderful. I try to attend a gentle range of motion water class a few times weekly. I would recommend gentle yoga especially with our joints.

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Pool therapy is best. Your arent as likely to make situation worse. It improves mobility also.

posted over 3 years ago
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