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Can food and lifestyle choice make my herniated disc worse?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Yes

By overeating and not exercising leading to obesity and deconditioning further coupled by smoking can possibly adversely affect your disc issues.

In brief: Yes

By overeating and not exercising leading to obesity and deconditioning further coupled by smoking can possibly adversely affect your disc issues.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Food only affects a herniated disc if it's contributing to obesity.
Lifestyle, like leading a sedentary lifestyle, or overdoing activity when your body isn't ready for it, can contribute. It is important to stretch, exercise, strengthen the paraspinous muscles, and keep your weight at a healthy level.

In brief: Yes

Food only affects a herniated disc if it's contributing to obesity.
Lifestyle, like leading a sedentary lifestyle, or overdoing activity when your body isn't ready for it, can contribute. It is important to stretch, exercise, strengthen the paraspinous muscles, and keep your weight at a healthy level.
Dr. Andrew Carroll
Dr. Andrew Carroll
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