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Will exercise help a bulging lumbar disc?

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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Bulging discs are seen in normal individuals.
A routine exercise program can help with lower back pain. See your physician before starting any new exercise program.

In brief: Yes

Bulging discs are seen in normal individuals.
A routine exercise program can help with lower back pain. See your physician before starting any new exercise program.
Dr. Craig Morton
Dr. Craig Morton
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Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Low impact

The best exercises for a bulging disc are low impact.
You want to avoid axially loading the spine and increasing pressure on the disk. Water exercises such as swimming, stationary biking, or walking are safe. If symptoms increase, back off the exercises and see your physician to ensure that indeed it is a bulge and not a disc herniation.

In brief: Low impact

The best exercises for a bulging disc are low impact.
You want to avoid axially loading the spine and increasing pressure on the disk. Water exercises such as swimming, stationary biking, or walking are safe. If symptoms increase, back off the exercises and see your physician to ensure that indeed it is a bulge and not a disc herniation.
Dr. James Chen
Dr. James Chen
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Dr. Audie Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
Dr. Audie Rolnick
Dr. Audie Rolnick
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