Top
10
Doctor insights on: Can I Walk A Marathon If I Have A Herniated Disc

Share
1

1
Can I walk a marathon if I have a herniated disc?

Can I walk a marathon if I have a herniated disc?

Yes as long as : The pain or other potential symptoms or issues like potential weakness limit you or aggravated by walking. Exercise in general is good treatment for most back problems as long as it is done judiciously. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Thomas Dowling
817 doctors shared insights

Bulging Disk (Definition)

Wear and tear can cause degeneration in the vertebral column, and cause discs to deteriorate. The supportive basket, nucleus fibrosis develops small tears. A bulge is minimal perhaps a few millimeters, and is clinically insignificant, but additional disc displacement such as protrusion or herniation may compress ...Read more


2

2
I have a herniated disc L5 S1 with disc desiccation an disc height loss. Could my right foot be swollen due to this my foot hurts so bad to walk ?

I have a herniated disc L5 S1 with disc desiccation an disc height loss.  Could my right foot be swollen due to this my foot hurts so bad to walk  ?

Maybe indirectly: L5/s1 discs cause low back pain, buttock cramping, and throbbing bone pain in the thigh and calf but not swelling. The swelling might be indirectly related to it if you are not using the leg as the muscles move fluid back towards the heart. You should see your doctor to make sure it's not anything more serious such as a blood clot or fracture ...Read more

4

4
I have bulging/herniated disc 4 months now. I get cramp on left side and dull pain when i walk more then 1/2 mile. Should i stop walking?

Maybe maybe not: Trying to stay active can help maybe water aerobics try walking backwards also see a physical therapist and learn a good program of back exercises done carefully and regularly many of these things gradually get better over time hope you feel better. ...Read more

7

7
I have 2 herniated disk on my lower back due to a car accident, every time I'm on my period my back hurts to the point i can't walk, is that normal?

I have 2 herniated disk on my lower back due to a car accident, every time I'm on my period my back hurts to the point i can't walk, is that normal?

It is not normal: Pain is never normal. There are various lower back disorders which could cause pain during the period. I can appreciate your concerned about your health, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Rec.: see your physician for examination, tests and referral, if needed, for the treatment. ...Read more

8

8
My wife has severe lower back pain. The pain came on gradually. She can walk with the aid of a walker. She has noradicular pain. The doctor in the ER thinks that it is a herniated disk but i think it is a spasm. Your opinion?

My wife has severe lower back pain. The pain came on gradually. She can walk with the aid of a walker. She has noradicular pain. The doctor in the ER thinks that it is a herniated disk but i think it is a spasm. Your opinion?

Herniated disc?: Sounds like your wife needs an mri. Herniated disc is likely, although it could be several different things. If your wife has new weakness, bowel, or bladder changes these are never normal and need to be worked up emergently. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
Can long walks help a back or make it worse my hips are out of alinment and left shoulder higher than right and herniated disc middle old fracture?

Can long walks help a back or make it worse my hips are out of alinment and left shoulder higher than right and herniated disc middle old fracture?

Help: 20's female with malaligned hips and tilted shoulders can take walks if this activity does not cause pain. An osteopath and physical therapist can advise ways to ameliorate the problems. Check brighton criteria for joint hypermobility syndrome. ...Read more

10

10
Husbands left side of lower back hurts when he walks, when laying down flexing right leg sends a sharp pain. Some swelling, herniated disk?

Husbands left side of lower back hurts when he walks, when laying down flexing right leg sends a sharp pain. Some swelling, herniated disk?

Cross SLR : This could be a sign of a lumbar spine intervertebral disc herniation or something else. See your doctor for further evaluation and examination. The history and exam may be able to diagnose a disc herniation. An MRI is often needed to confirm the diagnosis and to help guide treatment options. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
1 doctor shared a insight

Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more