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A 31-year-old female asked:

hi are piriformis stretches safe? or can they cause herniated disk lower in the spine? i do the lieing on floor and bringing legs to chest.

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Disc injury unlikely: gentle nonforceful stretching for pisiform is syndrome or tightness should not routine cause back or nerve damage

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Last updated Nov 21, 2014

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