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Is swimming good for low back pain?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Less stress on Spine

with swimming, however hard to say if it will help.
Likely the less stress will allow the disk to heal quicker. Depends also on what types of swimming strokes you are performing.

In brief: Less stress on Spine

with swimming, however hard to say if it will help.
Likely the less stress will allow the disk to heal quicker. Depends also on what types of swimming strokes you are performing.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Activity like swimming is low impact aerobics and it is less strenuous than land exercises.

In brief: Yes

Activity like swimming is low impact aerobics and it is less strenuous than land exercises.
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Dr. Andrew Oswari
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Dr. Bradley Peckler
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Sure

It is a low impact and low stress exercise.
If it does not bother you or makes you feel better than have a go.

In brief: Sure

It is a low impact and low stress exercise.
If it does not bother you or makes you feel better than have a go.
Dr. Bradley Peckler
Dr. Bradley Peckler
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: In can be

It depends on the reason for the backpain.
A lot of back pain is due to the muscles and exercise to improve muscle tone may help in the settings where the muscle exercised in swimming help that pain. It can never be emphasized enough that back pain is more often a muscle problem than a pinched nerve or arthritis.

In brief: In can be

It depends on the reason for the backpain.
A lot of back pain is due to the muscles and exercise to improve muscle tone may help in the settings where the muscle exercised in swimming help that pain. It can never be emphasized enough that back pain is more often a muscle problem than a pinched nerve or arthritis.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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