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Suffer from back pain due to slipped disc. Pain reduced after Ayurvedic treatment. Can I play badminton?

age 23, weight 59
i had disc slip 3months back in the L4/L5section. There was back pain and pain in my legs too and i adopted ayurvedic treatment. now the pain is cured and now i am able to do my daily activities with out any pain. there is only a mild pain at the back when i am sitting for a long time without back support.
i used to play badminton before this disc slip. now can i start playing again???
Asked On : Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello, as your mild pain is persisting and you are confirmed about the prolapse then you should start back and trunk strengthening exercises first along with hamstring stretching. Slowly after your pain resolves, start placing using a lumber support first and slowly wean off but mind you as the disc has prolapsed it can strike back again because the disc never goes back into its original space. All we have to do is certain life style modifications. How much you can play will be decided upon the magnitude of problem you have. Just go as per the protocol and you will be fit to resume your daily play. Thank you. Feel free to contact at for further review.
Answered: Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist Baljeet Kaur's  Response
thanks for writing to HCM,

It is very good that now you have only mild pain while doing your daily activities.
I would suggest you to start doing core strengthening exercises (strengthening of your spinal muscles - abdominals and back extensors) which will reduce the chances of disc problem in future. A physiotherapist can help you in doing these exercises in the correct manner. First improve your core strength and then start engaging yourself in any sports activity as it will require you to bend down and move around putting a lot of stress on your back.
so i would suggest you to wait for a another 1 month month while continue with exercises. after that you can gradually start any sports activity.

hope this helps you
wish you good health
Answered: Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
You had slip disc at l4-l5. now as the pain is not there, you have to do stretching & strengthening exercises in which you have to stretch tight muscle & strengthen weakened ones which will alleviate stress on disc. First do these exercises to strengthen your back ,then gradually you can start playing badminton.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Answered: Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Muhammad Ishfaq Habib's  Response
Welcome to HCM

The low back pain is mostly managed by drugs along with physiotherapy and bed rest. The rest is mostly upto two weeks or mostly until the resolution of the symptoms. if you are pain free and you feel you are not having any discomfort with your daily activities then you can play your sports but try to avoid exertion for atleast a month

Answered: Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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