A 18-year-old male asked:
a 19 year old male was diagnosed with a bulging/herniateddisc, 6 months ago. since then, he has gained weight andis now trying to lose weight, but excercise hurts his back.recommendations?
3 doctor answers
Dr. John Kayvanfar answered
45 years experience Sports Medicine
Refer to answer: For breakfast eat matserella cheese with ezeikei low salt bread 5 days a week and twice a week have eggs for breakfast. For lunch and dinner become more vegetarian. Avoid all juices , soda, all cereals, soy white rice, corn products and wheat and breads. Add 1000 iu units od vit d walk pain gradually gets better and you will loose wt.
Answered on Apr 2, 2014
Dr. James Goodrich answered
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Herniated disk: Weight gain is back for a herniated disc, weight loss is key and best to work with a physical therapist who is aware of your problem and then designed the appropriate pt treatments.
Answered on May 16, 2013
Dr. Thomas Dowling answered
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Lifestyle adjustment: The back pain treatment includes: back support, exercise regimen, good sleep, weight control, not smoking, heat/ice applications as well as avoiding prolonged sedentary positions with activity modification. One can use over the counter meds if no medical reasons that prevent use. Weight loss has been shown to be dependent primarily on diet, not exercise. See physical therapist to learn exercises.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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