What are recommended exercises for someone with a herniated disc?Sport Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery Spine Health
Are there any recommended bodybuilding exercise for people with a herniated disc? (L4/5) Are there any precautions that I should take note of?
In principle, low or non-impact "horizontal" exercises (swimming, yoga, etc) are safer for your lower back. You don't want high impact "vertical" exercises (running, racket games, etc) to stress your worn out L4-5 disc further ! Heavy weight lifting stresses your back too if done upright "vertically" better to do them lying down "horizontally" or without bending your back.
Dr Fong Shee Yan
MBBS, FAMS, FRCS, MMed Ortho
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