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When I bend down to something up I need to use my hands to get back up, why is my lower back so weak?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: You need to

Strengthen your core musculature.
Usually an active and regular exercise program will help along with weight control and avoiding smoking if you do.

In brief: You need to

Strengthen your core musculature.
Usually an active and regular exercise program will help along with weight control and avoiding smoking if you do.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Some have this problem by becoming inactive, getting out of shape.
You may be able to recover by doing exercises to strengthen the abdominal (tummy) muscles and back muscles. Your primary doctor can refer you to a physical therapist who can train in the these exercises.

In brief: Depends

Some have this problem by becoming inactive, getting out of shape.
You may be able to recover by doing exercises to strengthen the abdominal (tummy) muscles and back muscles. Your primary doctor can refer you to a physical therapist who can train in the these exercises.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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