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What is the recommended exercise for disc prolapse and disc herniation?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many possibilities

There are many exercises for disc disease.
Some include stretching-lying on your back and pulling one knee to the chest and repeat with the other; strengthening-see my back exercise health guide for tips; reverse arch push ups-doing push ups but not with a rigid back instead arching your back backwards. Consult with your doctor or physical therapist for the best exercises for your condition.

In brief: Many possibilities

There are many exercises for disc disease.
Some include stretching-lying on your back and pulling one knee to the chest and repeat with the other; strengthening-see my back exercise health guide for tips; reverse arch push ups-doing push ups but not with a rigid back instead arching your back backwards. Consult with your doctor or physical therapist for the best exercises for your condition.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Careful exercise

Start by avoiding prolonged positioning & repetitive twist or bend maneuvers.
If you had physical therapy, resume those exercises. Use of otc medication will help control symptoms. Cardiovascular workouts may help except for rowing & maybe running. If you did not have pt, you may want to get a session to learn core exercises. Weight control & not smoking are key. Time is biggest healer.

In brief: Careful exercise

Start by avoiding prolonged positioning & repetitive twist or bend maneuvers.
If you had physical therapy, resume those exercises. Use of otc medication will help control symptoms. Cardiovascular workouts may help except for rowing & maybe running. If you did not have pt, you may want to get a session to learn core exercises. Weight control & not smoking are key. Time is biggest healer.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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