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

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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Roger Frankel
Dr. Roger Frankel
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Dr. Victor Khabie
Sports Medicine

In brief: Yes

Be careful bending over the crib to lift.
This will put a lot of pressure on your back. When you lift, bend at the knees. Focus on lifting with your legs, not your back.

In brief: Yes

Be careful bending over the crib to lift.
This will put a lot of pressure on your back. When you lift, bend at the knees. Focus on lifting with your legs, not your back.
Dr. Victor Khabie
Dr. Victor Khabie
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Unlikely to make them worse but could aggravate symptoms so use proper technique as described
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