Degenerative Disc Disease is a big problem for many people with collagen disorders. Be sure you're prepared for your next battle with the right brace for your cervical spine issues. In this post, I discuss inflatable traction collars, the history of my spine woes and a little about how the medical industry contributed to my lifelong chronic spine pain.
These resistance exercises for the neck are so simple, I had a tough time conveying the concept. Basically, you're going to push against your head in order to create resistance; something for your neck to have to fight against. You can't really see it in the video, because you're not supposed to move your head, … Continue reading Neck Strengthening Exercises
A video tutorial on how to do wall squats or slides, a safer form of squats for people with bad backs and knees.
Side leg lifts work the hips, glutes and thighs. They are appropriate for any level. If you have a collagen disorder like EDS or MCAD, be careful not to hyper-extend yourself when doing these exercises and stay in normal range of motion, while keeping your leg and foot in line with your body. I also … Continue reading Side Leg Lifts and IT Band Stretches
Leg lifts are another core exercise great for the upper and lower abdominals, but traditional leg lifts usually offer way too much resistance if you have degenerative disc disease, particularly in the lumbar region. These modified leg lifts are safe for almost anyone with spinal deterioration or connective tissue disorders if you follow the instructions … Continue reading Leg Lifts for Lumbar Issues