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SpineMed Decompression Table

jewfro18jjewfro18 Posts: 7
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:59 AM in Lower Back Pain
I've been doing this for 19 sessions now, with one more session left on Monday. I've been told by the guy who operates the table not to do ANY exercise, and I haven't for the last month.

This has been really hard for me considering how active I normally am. When I had met with the doctor originially though, he had only mentioned not lifting heavy weights.

I have a flag football game this weekend and I'm wondering if I could play in it or not? Am I at risk of hurting myself even more? I have a herniated L5-S1 disk by the way...

Thanks for any help, I appreciate it.


  • If you have a herniated disc. Then anything involving bending, lifting, twisting can make it worse. I'll let you figure out how that applies to football ;-)
  • I second what Z06 wrote!
    BLT... no BLT!!! Bending, Lifting, Twisting~!
    (did you mention this game to your Dr? .... if he said no exercise... what the heck is football?)
    sorry for the sarcasm.. couldn't help it!
  • If suppose you are pain is increased after every paly that means yiu need to make prorper care..

    Thank You
  • Really? No way you should be playing FB with a herniated disc, especially at that level. Everything you do affects that area. I can't imagine you doing anything positive to your back by playing and I can imagine you making it a lot worse. You need to take care of yourself first! I used to run, a lot, almost 100 miles a week. I pulled or twisted something but I was tough, a real Marine, and I ran through it. I had a great marathon and ran 2:34:45. I was really happy but I haven't been the same since. And, that was a really long time ago. I wish I had taken it easy and let myself heal. Whatever you decide to do, please be aware of the potential consequences. Best of luck regardless.
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