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Abdominal exercise with bad back?

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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Good idea

Many physicians believe strengthening the abdominal muscles can lessen occurance and/or severity of back pain.

In brief: Good idea

Many physicians believe strengthening the abdominal muscles can lessen occurance and/or severity of back pain.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
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Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Usually recommended

Strengthening abdominal muscles is a good way to help prevent back pain.
If you're having back pain now see your doctor to make sure it's ok to exercise. Usually it is. Here's a link with videos of abdominal exercises for back health: http://www.Acefitness.Org/exerciselibrary/exercises.Aspx?Bodypart=1. If you're not used to exercising start with the easy ones.

In brief: Usually recommended

Strengthening abdominal muscles is a good way to help prevent back pain.
If you're having back pain now see your doctor to make sure it's ok to exercise. Usually it is. Here's a link with videos of abdominal exercises for back health: http://www.Acefitness.Org/exerciselibrary/exercises.Aspx?Bodypart=1. If you're not used to exercising start with the easy ones.
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Dr. Janet Greenhut
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