Slipped disc (L1) Need some kind of exercise program. Anyone help me out?

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Ok so i have had a slipped disc for nearly a year now. And the pain has got so much better , But it still hurts when i sit down on a sofa/chair and lift my left leg up. I need some kind of exercise Program if anyone can send me one? Thanks

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    The best exercise i find is to walk short distance as often as you can dont over do it but be persistant
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      Thank you Peter. Thats what ive been doing anyway helps allot . But need something more to do with strengthining the back.
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    Can your doctor refer you to a physiotherapist? They will be able to assess your needs and give you exercises to do safely, also ake sure you are doing them properly so you don't make the problem worse.
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      Hi Jean i only wish i tried that before i had surgery the way it is now is destroying the soul in me i will keep going though i wont let that surgeon beat me.as soon he said i had a failed back he did not want to know me
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    physio is usually useless! i was given exercises by one physio which i did religiously for 5 months, he left and i had another physio and she said i had been given the wrong exercises and to do pilates which when i googled pilates for slipped discs it all came back with pilates makes your back worse, so i found Robin Mckenzies how to treat your own back on ebay and i have been following them and all his exercises are on youtube aswell, theres 3 main ones, bird dog, bending backwards and laying on your front and raise yourself up. the book tells and shows you how to sit properly too. i hope ive been of some help.
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      Thanks for the reply! I agree physio is useless. But I've started Pilates and they have been amazing , Im pretty much pain free now smile I also have a epidural injection tomorrow. And I will try those 3 exercises. Thank you so much for the reply it's been great. And hope your back is ok
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