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Is jumping exercise appropriate when having cervical disc bulge?

rkalerrkale Posts: 1
edited 09/04/2015 - 11:58 PM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I started getting neck and shoulder pain and stiffness, slight numbness in right hand from last 2 months. I got an MRI done and the report says, I have mild disc bulges at c4-c5 and c5-c6, also c4-c5 disc is dessicated. I went to a physical therapist and he gave me IFT for 15 days, after which I felt slightly better. After 15 days the therapist suggested that i start excersice and started giving me exercises like jumping and dancing. However after doing these exercises I feel the pain coming back. Is this kind of excersice appropriate for my condition?

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    MILD Treated with conservative measures such as Physical Therapy and mild medications. Many times these situations can be cleared up and the condition can be resolved.MODERATE Some more treatments may be needed, ie Spinal Injections, Ultra sound and stronger medications. Always a possibility of more aggressive treatment if the conservative measures don't helpSEVERE Need for stronger medications. The requirement for surgery may be necessaryLiz -Spine-health Moderator


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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    edited 09/05/2015 - 12:09 AM
    Please talks with your doctor re your symptoms.
    He needs to know what activities are worsening your pain. He is best to assess, guide, and or reassure you.

    For myself personally, if any activity increases my pain, I stop doing it. I tell doctor and let him decide if I need limitations.
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  • It is great that you are motivated to improve things but like Savage said you should contact your Doctor. I got the attitude at one point to work through the pain which in the end cost me with more problems.
    Good luck and take care
  • It surprises me that a Physical Therapist would recommend jumping and dancing to someone with bulging discs. That seems suspicious to me. I would seek out a second opinion. Are there other Physical Therapists available to you?

    I myself have switched Physical Therapists and by going to someone with more experience, I've received better treatment and suggestions.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,842
    but I also understand there are boundaries and limitations with it.

    Think about this. Most physical therapists are people in excellent health, they have great body tone, exercise regularity, so at the top of their game.
    Then when they start working with you, they sort of expect the same from you. They push, the no pain , no gain attitude does happen

    As with any professional there are good ones, the best ones and ones you dont want to see.

    Over the years, I have found that the therapist who is working on me also has to have some physical problem. It could be a bad knee, toe, whatever. But so that they can understand what you are going through

    As BMan stated, nothing wrong in switching therapists. After all they are the ones that have been given your doctors orders on how to help you.
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    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
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