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Diagnosed with spinal disc herniation. Started getting weight. What should I do for weight loss?

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Posted on Tue, 5 Feb 2013 in Brain and Spine
Question: 6 Months back, i was diagnised with Herniate Disc condition in the L5 section of spinal cord. Doctor advised me to Continue physiotherapy excersie and also suggested to avoid any surgury. Since then i have put on some weight.

Can i hit the gym adn do some weight control workout. Also, I was into cricket before the back problem. Can i continue playing criket?
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Thanks for writing to us.

If your symptoms are well controled with conservative management and good physiotherapy , you can avoid surgery.

You can join gym but avoid heavy weight lifting and forward bending becase these increases the pressure over disc. you can continue playing cricket but I advice you first start with swimming and mild aerobic exercises.

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Wishing you good health...
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Dr Saurabh Gupta
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