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I have a herniated disc in my lower back (l5-s1). Is it safe to do spinning as exercise?

I have a herniated disc in my lower back (l5-s1). Is it safe to do spinning as exercise?

Depends: Spinning is an excellent, low impact activity. For patients with a herniated disk, it can be safe as long as it doesn't worsen symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Would seated pec fly be safe exercise to do with degenerated/herniated disc?

Depends: That depends on where the herniation is: cervical, thoracic, or lumbar. More in fo isneeded. ...Read more

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What exercise can you recommend for slip disc?

What exercise  can you recommend for slip disc?

Strengthen lumbar mm: I am assuming you have a lumbar disc. Exercises that increase strength of supportive lumbar and para spinous mm are best. Aqua therapy is beneficial. Avoid percussive activities. Drink water. An experienced pt can help with gentle traction. An inversion table may help, but is controversial. ...Read more

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What is the recommended exercise for disc prolapse and disc herniation?

What is the recommended exercise for disc prolapse and disc herniation?

Many possibilities: There are many exercises for disc disease. Some include stretching-lying on your back and pulling one knee to the chest and repeat with the other; strengthening-see my back exercise health guide for tips; reverse arch push ups-doing push ups but not with a rigid back instead arching your back backwards. Consult with your doctor or physical therapist for the best exercises for your condition. ...Read more

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Would accupressure be safe ( and hopefully effective) for someone with disc herniations and bulges with radiculopathy?

Would accupressure be safe ( and hopefully effective) for someone with disc herniations and bulges with radiculopathy?

Yes: It would be safe, certainly. The question is whether or not it will be effective. But you should not be concerned that there is any danger in pursuing it. ...Read more

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How many injections are safe for a disc injury in back?

How many injections are safe  for a disc injury in  back?

This depends: Your pain management specialist should be able to answer this depending on the site of the injection and the type of medication. ...Read more

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Would it be safe 4 me to work as a driver with degenrative disc?

Would it be safe 4 me to work as a driver with degenrative disc?

Neckrophilia??: Lotsa people with disk problems drive,but so do people who need glasses--so it'sall about how you can function with your specific problem.Driving often involves quick neck moves to look around.I'd suggest getting an evaluation by a physical therapist to determine your limitations.Also, find out what your potential employer will require.But son't take chances;if you have a severe disk, get it fixed ...Read more

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Is bench pressing safe/okay for a person with degenerative discs?

Is bench pressing safe/okay for a person with degenerative discs?

Usually: If the degeneration is not severe, and if the workout can be done without causing back pain or neurologic symptoms, then a workout that strengthens the core can actually help delay deterioration and support the back/spine. ...Read more

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What exercise can I do and what should I avoid for a herniated C5 disc?

What exercise can I do and what should I avoid for a herniated C5 disc?

Avoid heavy lifting: What exercises one performs with a disherniated disc depends on the current symptoms and signs caused by the disc problem. Generally speaking, i limit heavy lifting, especially overhead. The high-impact nature of running and jumping can also cause problems. Light weight training, especially focused on core & lower body, plus cardio such as elliptical & stationary biking are usually well tolerated. ...Read more

Spinning (Definition)

Dizziness & ...Read more