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what exercises to avoid with lower buldging disc

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Elskens
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Exercises for disk: Core muscle exercises in general. Start with flexibility first and add strengthening once limber.
Dr. Soren Singel
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Any: Pretty much any - except for high impact sports maybe. Jogging may be less ideal due to the repetitive pressure on the disc. Golfing may be less ide ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
if it helps; yes: If you have tried it and it helps you you will prob. Need to do it life long. If it does not help then other methods of pain relief will be needed. Th ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul Desai
18 years experience Pain Management
Options: Options include physical therapy, exercise, weight loss. The bulge is not inherently a problem. But pain may be the manifestation of the bulge.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
No: Discs typically do not heal. However, that doesn't mean that you can't live pain-free. A ruptured disk will often shrink away from a nerve. A herniate ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Need passive exercis: Passive exercise, make sure you stand and sit straight. Have your doctor order physical therapy. This will help you learn the proper exercises
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Either of 2: See an orthopedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Huffman
22 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
High: Bulging discs are typical in the aging spine and often start showing up in patients in their thirties. By the time people reach 40 years old the major ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
18 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Planks: Planks are usually safe for a bulging disc. Anything that strengthens the core should be helpful. However, when you experience pain, that is your bo ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Motor vehicle acc.: Bulging discs are unlikely to be pain generators, and even if protruded should gradually and steadily dessicate and shrink over a period of months. W ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chen
14 years experience Sports Medicine
Low impact: The best exercises for a bulging disc are low impact. You want to avoid axially loading the spine and increasing pressure on the disk. Water exercises ... Read More

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