8 doctors weighed in:
How to reduce weight, if I am having herniated lumbar disc?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Try low impact
Reducing calories can produce weight loss, but exercise makes it a bit easier. Exercise that does not "jar" or load the back will usually be more comfortable and may also help you feel better. Often water exercise can help a person burn calories with low back stress (swimming, water walking, water aerobics).
Other options include elliptical machines, bicycling, perhaps walking.

In brief: Try low impact
Reducing calories can produce weight loss, but exercise makes it a bit easier. Exercise that does not "jar" or load the back will usually be more comfortable and may also help you feel better. Often water exercise can help a person burn calories with low back stress (swimming, water walking, water aerobics).
Other options include elliptical machines, bicycling, perhaps walking.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Michael Bolesta
You are welcome!
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Diet
Loose weight, cut out carbs, pool exercise, elyptical machines.

In brief: Diet
Loose weight, cut out carbs, pool exercise, elyptical machines.
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Thank
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Disc and exercise
Swimming and stationarybikes and eliptical trainers are low impact and well tolerated.

In brief: Disc and exercise
Swimming and stationarybikes and eliptical trainers are low impact and well tolerated.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
48 years in practice
55M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors