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I stop lifting weights because of degenerative disc disease. Could I go back to lifting weights or even go back to the gym.?
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Yes with lifestyle
Changes incorporating an exercise routines hat can include weights but avoid heavy weights and deadlifts utilizing a bench for these workouts with lower weights and higher reps, proper weight control, smoking cessation, possible use of a back support, making sure your mattress is good and sometimes use of over the counter medications if no medical reasons not for their use.
Exercise is key!

In brief: Yes with lifestyle
Changes incorporating an exercise routines hat can include weights but avoid heavy weights and deadlifts utilizing a bench for these workouts with lower weights and higher reps, proper weight control, smoking cessation, possible use of a back support, making sure your mattress is good and sometimes use of over the counter medications if no medical reasons not for their use.
Exercise is key!
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine
In brief: Absolutely
Strength training is key to fighting back pain/problems.
I wouldn't "max out", but a program to build strength and lean muscle mass would be great in the long run.

In brief: Absolutely
Strength training is key to fighting back pain/problems.
I wouldn't "max out", but a program to build strength and lean muscle mass would be great in the long run.
Dr. Ryan Stanton
Dr. Ryan Stanton
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