Swimming...or walking in water

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Swimming...or walking in water

Postby Geddylee » Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:01 pm

I'd like to here some opinions on swimming or just walking in (not on :lol: ) the water (pool) to help with a herniated disc. I started the stretches yesterday and plan on continuing them. Thanks!
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Postby Bill » Sun Oct 16, 2005 10:55 pm

Hi Geddylee,

It really depends on the individual and what kind of shape your back is in, but the general rule is not to do any other exercise activities until you've rebuilt your back.

By the way, welcome to the group and good luck rebuilding,
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Postby Trina » Sat Oct 22, 2005 6:47 am

I agree with Bill. The worst thing I see beginners do is start adding other exercise programs on top of the rebuilding program in a misguided notion that if a little is good, more must be better. Dean's program works for a reason and if you needed to add something to it he would have said so in the book.

There's a reason he has you stop all other sporting and stress type activities until AFTER you rebuild your back. Give the program a chance to work or you won't be doing Dean's program, you'll be doing one you cobbled together on your own.

I've talked to enough people to know that that's a big, big, mistake.

Take your time, go slow, be good to yourself and in a couple of months you won't believe the difference. Good luck,
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Postby JEss » Fri Jan 27, 2006 5:25 am

hi well actually the advice i got of a specialist, was that swimming is good for herniated discs, and may improve them. this specialist was $150 per 10 mins.

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