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A 26-year-old female asked:

I have a herniated disc and torn hamstring from a workout injury. i needs to lose weight for my back too. what exercises can i do?

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Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Cycling: You need to focus on low impact exercises that will not aggravate your back or your hamstring. A stationary bike usually will provide just that. Try the recumbant style for more support for your back.
Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 52 years experience
REST!!!! TIME: Hamstring injuries will respond to rest, massage and physical therapy. Time is your best ally. Plasma gel injection under ultra sound guidance is purported to shorten healing time. For herniated discs of there is no nerve impairment, the participation in pilates yoga is very good. As the hamstrings heal, the above exercise programs can be beneficial. Always use professional guidance.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2015

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