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How can I lose baby weight if I have with sciatica?
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Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics
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In brief: Swim/diet/treatment
For most people swimming doesn't worsen sciatic pain.
Weightbearing exercise usually worsens the pain but swimming is non-weightbearing. You may find that certain swim strokes may aggravate it. If so, try a different one. A healthy diet is also a big part of weight loss. Also important to seek treatment for sciatica so you can do other forms of exercise. There are specialists that can help.

In brief: Swim/diet/treatment
For most people swimming doesn't worsen sciatic pain.
Weightbearing exercise usually worsens the pain but swimming is non-weightbearing. You may find that certain swim strokes may aggravate it. If so, try a different one. A healthy diet is also a big part of weight loss. Also important to seek treatment for sciatica so you can do other forms of exercise. There are specialists that can help.
Dr. Thomas Seck
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
In brief: Pool Therapy
can be helpful will less stress on your spine.
Once you mastered this, then getting out of the pool to do land based exercises would be next.

In brief: Pool Therapy
can be helpful will less stress on your spine.
Once you mastered this, then getting out of the pool to do land based exercises would be next.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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