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the effects of weight lifting on degenerative disc disease

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Maybe : This is something you need to discuss with your physician. There are obviously risks and some the answer depends on your general health

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Absolutely: Strength training is key to fighting back pain/problems. I wouldn't "max out", but a program to build strength and lean muscle mass would be great in ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience Podiatry
Weights: The right person to ask is your treating physician.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
DDD: After the age of 35, the water and protein content of the cartilage of the body changes. this may cause the gradual deterioration of the disc between ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Disc disease: Degenerative disc disease in a 10-year-old is quite rare. The most common cases would be trauma, severe obesity and there are rare inherited disorders ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Trauma / scoliosis: Scoliosis and trauma would be the most common causes in a 10 year old. Degenerative arthritis can also occur with juvenile rhematoid arthritis and oth ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Schultz
28 years experience Neurosurgery
YES: Degenerative disk "disease" is a misnomer. This is not a disease but rather describes the normal age related processes that occur to our disks. These ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Greene
20 years experience Sports Medicine
Stretching : Keeping the low back stretched is helpful.... The mckenzie method (http://www.Spine-health.Com/wellness/exercise/what-mckenzie-method-back-pain-and-ne ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tibor Becske
30 years experience Neurology
Unlikely: It depends on your job and on your discs. We all will have disc disease as we get middle aged or older. To what extent a job contributes is hard to kn ... Read More
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A 94-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
A sequence: Degenerative discs leak fluid which sets up a significant inflammation with pain and sometimes dysfunction of sensory and functional nerves. Treatmen ... Read More
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