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Cause of degenerative disc disease - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Average Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   Could spinning (bicyling) Have made my l5/l4/s1 degenerative disc disease much worse? I can barely walk after getting off the bike now
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   I was initially told biking was one of the best excercises for degeneerative disc disease
User :   Hello
User :   My tailbone is killing me, with the pain running down the side of my right leg. Wondering if I should give up the spinning...
Doctor :   yes, i do consider cycling being the cause here
User :   so cycling could make the L5/S1 compression worse?
Doctor :   also depends on the bike ,it should be ones with gears to ease the peddling in different inclines
User :   spinning is done on a stationary bike
Doctor :   stationary bike may not pose such a problem , but its better to avoid
User :   You dont write very good english, so I am guessing you are not familiar with spinning or even exactly what I am asking are you?
User :   I will never return to this site.
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