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What is the bestaerobic exercisei can do to take care of my spine?

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Dr. Vikas Patel
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Low impact: In general i recommend low impact activities such as bicycling or an exercise bike, an elliptical machine, or stairmaster. Swimming is also great. Remember to also do a lot of stretching to keep your spine loose, yoga and Pilates are great for this.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Whatever you find : Most comfortable and enjoyable with cross training recommended to avoid overuse injuries. Swimming, biking, walking, jogging along with the use of various gym equipment except possibly a rowing machine. In addition, stretching routinely and core strengthening exercises should be part of your routine.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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