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Workouts for people with herniated discs advised?

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Dr. Mehul Desai
Pain Management
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In brief: Depends

A lot depends on positions that cause problems (bending forward or back).
This has an impact in exercises that help. So if you have pain with sitting or bending forward then do exercises in standing or neutral spine positions (elliptical), if the opposite consider things like recumbent bike. Either way avoid exercises where you have to bear down.

In brief: Depends

A lot depends on positions that cause problems (bending forward or back).
This has an impact in exercises that help. So if you have pain with sitting or bending forward then do exercises in standing or neutral spine positions (elliptical), if the opposite consider things like recumbent bike. Either way avoid exercises where you have to bear down.
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