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Thursday, January 29, 2015
Low back pain and exercise
I have a problem with low back pain (that a doctor diagnosed as a "bulging disc,") that tends to get worse whenever I exercise. I do some stretches that a physical therapist taught me to do after I exercise, but it doesn`t seem to help. Do you have any suggestions about how I can still be physically active, without making my back worse?
Thanks for writing. You should see a physician about these issues, as it is very hard for me to diagnose or suggest specific exercises without seeing you.
Stephen J Page, PhD
Director of Research, Associate Professor
University of Cincinnati