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Is it possible to get a pinched nerve as a result of lifting weights?
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Yes
Disc herniation can occur secondary to overloading its weight bearing capabilities as a disc is designed for carrying & distributing load as well as allowing for motion.
Sometimes it is not just the amount of weight lifted but the incorrect way it was done or even related to a repetition mode of failure. Conditioning or lack of may also play a role as can muscle fatigue placing more load on disc.

In brief: Yes
Disc herniation can occur secondary to overloading its weight bearing capabilities as a disc is designed for carrying & distributing load as well as allowing for motion.
Sometimes it is not just the amount of weight lifted but the incorrect way it was done or even related to a repetition mode of failure. Conditioning or lack of may also play a role as can muscle fatigue placing more load on disc.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Yes
Thats why they tell you to exhale when lifting.
Holding breath while liftiing increases intrabdominal pressureand vetebral disc pteesures herniation can occur and pinch a nerve cause leg pain siatica.

In brief: Yes
Thats why they tell you to exhale when lifting.
Holding breath while liftiing increases intrabdominal pressureand vetebral disc pteesures herniation can occur and pinch a nerve cause leg pain siatica.
Dr. Mark Weston
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