Anyone who has serious low back problems, i.e. degenerating discs, arthritis in the spine, bulging discs, etc., should NEVER embark on an exercise program without first checking with the doctor who is taking care of the back problem. Some back exercises can actually make the problem with the back much worse.
I had an injury to my low back in August 1980, and I've put up with worsening back problems since that time. There are many exercises I have been told NOT to do because I run the risk of reinjuring the area.
- 5/1/2008 6:00:19 PM