exercises to help with herniated discs

October 7, 2006 6:55pm CST
i have had problems with a herniated (slipped) disc on and off for 4 years. Gp is unconcerned or can't really be bothered and i am not mobile enough to keep going to the physiotherapists, who say that the complete paralysis down my right side is in my head,tell that to my 4 year old daughter who wants mummy to play with her.please help me find some exercises that will give me some relief and my little girl a mummy back, thanks
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@vipul20044 (5796)
• India
18 Oct 06
Begin by stretching. Bend over forward and bend to the sides. Start these exercises after your back is a little stronger and doesn't hurt as much. The goal of exercise is to make your back and stomach muscles stronger. This will ease the pressure on your disk and make you hurt less. Ask your doctor about exercises for your back. Your doctor may want you to see a physical therapist to learn about safe back exercises.