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The effects of weight lifting on degenerative disc disease

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
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
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Yes with lifestyle: Changes incorporating an exercise routines hat can include weights but avoid heavy weights and deadlifts utilizing a bench for these workouts with lo... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Weights: The right person to ask is your treating physician.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 36 years experience
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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Schultz
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Greene
Sports Medicine 21 years experience
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tibor Becske
Neurology 31 years experience
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
A 85-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
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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