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what kinds of exercises can a person do who is recovering from a slipped disc?

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Dr. Rohit Keswani
24 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Extension: It really depends on the symptoms you are presenting with, but typically a program that emphasizes back extension or a program that centralizes pain, like a mckenzie program, would be prescribed. In addition to this you may engage in hamstring and quad stretching and core strengthening. You should speak to your pcp and see a physiatrist.
Answered on Aug 5, 2015
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