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When I complained about back ache from weeding, doc said get a gardener. That is bad answer for bad times. Can you help?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Exercise

Your doc may know more about your personality than your complaint conveys.
Gardening requires stooping and bending and puts strain on the back especially if you do a lot of lifting. If you do this after a long period of inactivity, you could get back strain. You might consider attending a gym, doing yoga, gradually increasing exercise and stretches. You will need patience and diligence.

In brief: Exercise

Your doc may know more about your personality than your complaint conveys.
Gardening requires stooping and bending and puts strain on the back especially if you do a lot of lifting. If you do this after a long period of inactivity, you could get back strain. You might consider attending a gym, doing yoga, gradually increasing exercise and stretches. You will need patience and diligence.
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