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I enjoy walking but my I have a dry disc in my back that causes pain while walking. Any suggestions to avoid the pain?
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
6 doctors agree
In brief: Varies
You might try other activities that may get gentler on the back; possibly including swimming or bike riding; or try a number of potential Options to try to get your back better-meds, therapy, chiropractic, injections, etc.

In brief: Varies
You might try other activities that may get gentler on the back; possibly including swimming or bike riding; or try a number of potential Options to try to get your back better-meds, therapy, chiropractic, injections, etc.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Strengthen, posture
Back pain while walking can come from different stresses on the back.
If you tend to have a swayback posture, this can increase the load on your spinal joints. Work on strengthening your abs, and learn to stand and walk with a pelvic tilt. A good physical therapist can teach these skills & start you on the right home exercises for your back. I applaud your walking & your commitment to fitness.

In brief: Strengthen, posture
Back pain while walking can come from different stresses on the back.
If you tend to have a swayback posture, this can increase the load on your spinal joints. Work on strengthening your abs, and learn to stand and walk with a pelvic tilt. A good physical therapist can teach these skills & start you on the right home exercises for your back. I applaud your walking & your commitment to fitness.
Dr. Michele Arnold
Dr. Michele Arnold
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Dr. David Bozak
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Physical therapy
Specifically to strengthen your core, trunk, and low back muscles to give your spine more support.
There are always NSAID medications and pain patches, etc., but they are usually a temporary fix for an acute problem.

In brief: Physical therapy
Specifically to strengthen your core, trunk, and low back muscles to give your spine more support.
There are always NSAID medications and pain patches, etc., but they are usually a temporary fix for an acute problem.
Dr. David Bozak
Dr. David Bozak
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