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Can i use Elliptical cross trainer for my workout. because jogging and running are restricted ? is this machine is safe for disk herniated persons?

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Dr. Christine Norton
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Overall the elliptical machine is cardio machine that is low impact on the joints and back if done correctly.
Swimming and water aerobics are other forms of low impact exercise that should be ok with herniated discs.

In brief: Yes

Overall the elliptical machine is cardio machine that is low impact on the joints and back if done correctly.
Swimming and water aerobics are other forms of low impact exercise that should be ok with herniated discs.
Dr. Christine Norton
Dr. Christine Norton
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Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ask your back

it should be fine, mainly need to avoid lifting heavy weight.
Staying active, building flexibilty, strength, and losing weight are good for backs. If you back feels worse after workout, you may need to work with physical therapist to figure out safe exercises.

In brief: Ask your back

it should be fine, mainly need to avoid lifting heavy weight.
Staying active, building flexibilty, strength, and losing weight are good for backs. If you back feels worse after workout, you may need to work with physical therapist to figure out safe exercises.
Dr. George Valdez
Dr. George Valdez
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Dr. Steven Meister
Family Medicine
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In brief: Back and exercise

Exercise with a herniated disc depends on the severity of the problem. If there is weakness from a pronounced sciatica a low impact workout on an elliptical may be all that is able to be tolerated.
The elliptical protects against falls by guiding the path of the legs.If the herniated disc has caused numbness or tingling, you may be able to do more. See your Dr., get a formal exam& recommendations.

In brief: Back and exercise

Exercise with a herniated disc depends on the severity of the problem. If there is weakness from a pronounced sciatica a low impact workout on an elliptical may be all that is able to be tolerated.
The elliptical protects against falls by guiding the path of the legs.If the herniated disc has caused numbness or tingling, you may be able to do more. See your Dr., get a formal exam& recommendations.
Dr. Steven Meister
Dr. Steven Meister
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