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Is it safe to weight lift with torn and bulge disc?

Is it safe to weight lift with torn and bulge disc?

Yes with the proper : Precautions and techniques if not too symptomatic. Avoid dead lifts and squats with bench workout ok as long as you do lower weights and higher reps. If still with pain, need to first work on core strengthening & cardiovascular endurance along with flexibility. You can resume weights after feeling better. ...Read more

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Send back to work i lift up to 50 lbs a day have foraminal disk on right side, but left leg, foot been numb 8 weeks can not walk told dr safe to work?

Send back to work i lift up to 50 lbs a day have foraminal disk on right side, but left leg, foot been numb 8 weeks can not walk told dr safe to work?

Followup: The decision to allow you to return to full duty may have been based upon the Mri not correlating with your symptoms. You may need to request a nerve conduction test to look for other potential causes of your left leg numbness. ...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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Is the stair-master safe if I have moderately degenerated bulging discs?

Is the stair-master  safe if I have  moderately degenerated bulging discs?

Yes: You can do whatever you can tolerate. I am sure that the stairmaster has an advanced level, that might bother you. Start light and see what you can tolerate. Believe it or not, the worst exercise you can do with disc problems are sit ups. ...Read more

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I lift my baby up often. Will this make my herniated discs worse?

I lift my baby up often.  Will this make my herniated discs worse?

Possibly: Lifting and bending can make the symptoms of disc herniation worse. Make skeep to keep back and abdominal muscles strong with daily stretching and strengthening to allow you to limit thenproblems that herniated discs can cause. ...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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How to know what exercises are safe for people with a bulging disc?

How to know what exercises are safe for people with a bulging disc?

Any: Pretty much any - except for high impact sports maybe. Jogging may be less ideal due to the repetitive pressure on the disc. Golfing may be less ideal due to the rotational acceleration putting additional stress on the disc. Isometric back strengthening is best, it provides more muscle power which will keep the biomechanical forces off the discs. (rowing, bicycling, swimming, yoga). ...Read more

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