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Is it better to use the treadmill or lifecycle if back pain?

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Dr. Paul Kovatis
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Bike

Generally, impact such as running, treadmill, stairmaster causing axial compression (downward pressure) on the back and disc and not recommended.
Stationary biking is much less stressful in this regard but remenber to keep your posture straight when on the bike - feel better.

In brief: Bike

Generally, impact such as running, treadmill, stairmaster causing axial compression (downward pressure) on the back and disc and not recommended.
Stationary biking is much less stressful in this regard but remenber to keep your posture straight when on the bike - feel better.
Dr. Paul Kovatis
Dr. Paul Kovatis
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