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Hi, I have lumbar disc hernia and want to know if theres a type of excersice i should avoid?

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Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Herniated disc

Yes. High impact exercises will often make the pain worse.
Gravity and jarring forces often cause the herniated disc to compress the nerve. Stationary bicycles, elliptical machines, and pool exercises are generally good options. Try an inversion table or traction to relieve the pain. Any exercise that makes the pain worse should be avoided.

In brief: Herniated disc

Yes. High impact exercises will often make the pain worse.
Gravity and jarring forces often cause the herniated disc to compress the nerve. Stationary bicycles, elliptical machines, and pool exercises are generally good options. Try an inversion table or traction to relieve the pain. Any exercise that makes the pain worse should be avoided.
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