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can I walk on a treadmill with a herniated disk

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
Cycling/swimming: Stationary bicycle or exercises in water are good alternatives.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Probably could: Keep the treadmill level, at a relatively low speed, perhaps no more than 3 mph. Use for about 10-15 min initially, and slowly build up duration and ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
It is not normal: Pain is never normal. There are various lower back disorders which could cause pain during the period. I can appreciate your concerned about your heal ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Back pain: Has she had studies of her back? That may be needed to clearly know what the underlying problem is. Er's are more for dealing with issues acutely vi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Cross SLR : This could be a sign of a lumbar spine intervertebral disc herniation or something else. See your doctor for further evaluation and examination. The ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Diana
29 years experience Plastic Surgery
Probably would not: No real reason to walk 26miles with a problem in the spinal column.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Disc Herniation: Most herniated discs heal on their own--80%. For those that are too painful or fail to improve with pt, nsaid's, 6-18 weeks time, nerve blocks, other ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
You have options: Would consider an evaluation and maybe lumbar epidural corticosteroid injection. Clarity will help
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe maybe not: Trying to stay active can help maybe water aerobics try walking backwards also see a physical therapist and learn a good program of back exercises ... Read More
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