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    Old 08-27-2017, 07:32 PM   #1
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    Degenerative disc disease/degenerative spine disease and weight lifting?

    To all:
    I just found out I have both degenerative disc disease and degenerative joint disease.
    Is there anything I can do to lessen the pain without medicine/surgery? Will weight lifting help strengthen my back muscles? Yoga? Anything?
    Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

     
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    Old 08-29-2017, 06:39 AM   #2
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    Re: Degenerative disc disease/degenerative spine disease and weight lifting?

    There are changes to lifestyle that can be made that may make you more comfortable. Suitable exercise is important to increase strength in the back and core. Maintain a healthy weight/lose weight if necessary. Any additional poundage is that much more stressful on the discs and joints.

    It would be worth your time and money to work with a physical therapist initially to learn what exercises would be helpful and which to avoid.

    Yoga may be helpful but, again, it needs to be appropriate to your particular issues. Otherwise it can cause more harm than good.

    You may find that using a heating pad is beneficial.

     
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    Old 08-29-2017, 08:17 AM   #3
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    Re: Degenerative disc disease/degenerative spine disease and weight lifting?

    Teteri66,
    Thanks for the information! Appreciate it.

     
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