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Is it safe to weight lift with torn and bulge disc?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Not good

Probably not a good idea, real risk of increasing the size of the tear it herniations a piece of disc through the tear.

In brief: Not good

Probably not a good idea, real risk of increasing the size of the tear it herniations a piece of disc through the tear.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Yes with the proper

Precautions and techniques if not too symptomatic.
Avoid dead lifts and squats with bench workout ok as long as you do lower weights and higher reps. If still with pain, need to first work on core strengthening & cardiovascular endurance along with flexibility. You can resume weights after feeling better.

In brief: Yes with the proper

Precautions and techniques if not too symptomatic.
Avoid dead lifts and squats with bench workout ok as long as you do lower weights and higher reps. If still with pain, need to first work on core strengthening & cardiovascular endurance along with flexibility. You can resume weights after feeling better.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Paul Slosar
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Be careful

It would be best to get a consultation with a spine specialist first to get specific guidance.
A good core stabilization program might be better than traditional wt lifing with a torn disc.

In brief: Be careful

It would be best to get a consultation with a spine specialist first to get specific guidance.
A good core stabilization program might be better than traditional wt lifing with a torn disc.
Dr. Paul Slosar
Dr. Paul Slosar
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