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I quit swimming 1.5 yrs ago due to pain from degenerated discs + spondylitis. My back hurts after only 2 10 min swims. Do I have to give up swimming?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Suggestions

Try stroke without a flutter kick use zoomer fins no buttefly the backstroke is well tolerated I have some spondylitis swimmers use a snorkel in the pool and fins no kick boards less back extension better tolerated.

In brief: Suggestions

Try stroke without a flutter kick use zoomer fins no buttefly the backstroke is well tolerated I have some spondylitis swimmers use a snorkel in the pool and fins no kick boards less back extension better tolerated.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Thank you for the helpful second opinion, Dr. Weston
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: Not necessarily

Have you tried pool aerobics/exercises? Good exercise without stressing joints; any exercises that hurt back could be modified or eliminated.

In brief: Not necessarily

Have you tried pool aerobics/exercises? Good exercise without stressing joints; any exercises that hurt back could be modified or eliminated.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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