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Degenerative Disk Disease

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:47 am
by TBone
Hello all,

I hope you are all well and feeling better each day. I have a question for Dean regarding Degenerative Disk Disease. I have read and I believe that the process can be reversed. However, I have to sit at a computer all day and I know that sitting is the worst thing you can do for this condition. I am very careful to make sure that I switch positions, arch my back, and I get up and move around as well. I was wondering if doing a quick squat every 10 minutes or so to decompress the spine would be advisable.

TIA,
TBone

Re: Degenerative Disk Disease

PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:33 am
by Gaspode
Hi Tbone, I can echo your thoughts. I too have to work at a computer, I am just starting out and to remember to move and do any exercises is the hardest thing. I know its for me and only I can do this but I get so wrapped up in what i am doing when i do eventually move its hard work. I have two "slipped" discs and sciatic pain down my right side. I have not got onto squats just in the preliminary exercise section yet so would be interested what has worked for you.

Pete


TBone wrote:Hello all,

I hope you are all well and feeling better each day. I have a question for Dean regarding Degenerative Disk Disease. I have read and I believe that the process can be reversed. However, I have to sit at a computer all day and I know that sitting is the worst thing you can do for this condition. I am very careful to make sure that I switch positions, arch my back, and I get up and move around as well. I was wondering if doing a quick squat every 10 minutes or so to decompress the spine would be advisable.

TIA,
TBone

PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:16 am
by TBone
Gaspode,

About 3 or 4 times an hour, I squat down, as shown in the book, and then I do 20 - 30 hip shrugs to keep the discs hydrated. It feels good and to me, it makes sense to decompress the back since sitting compresses it.

But, I am no expert...any experienced rebuilders want to weigh in?