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A 26-year-old female asked:

Hi! i have a moderate size central disc protrusion abutting the s1 nerve root bilaterally.is it treatable ? can i go to gym? thank u very much!

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Low back pain: Work on strengthening your core muscles (low back and abdomen) through a low impact routine. Stretching is very important and can include traction, knees to chest, pelvic tilts, etc. A medicine ball is a good tool. These exercises can be guided by a therapist or chiropractor with other modalities as well. More aggressive options include cortisone injections. See your doctor for advice.
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Last updated Dec 10, 2013


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