Will yoga help my herniated disc?
April 21, 2011 9:12 PM Subscribe
I have a mild herniated L5 disc. It's been causing me continual back pain, and pain in my left leg. I've heard that yoga can help build strength and help with the pain. Is this true?
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth to Health & Fitness (17 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
So I am not a yogi. And obviously you are not a doctor. But does yoga help for herniated discs? My own doctor said to do it, but then a friend said that he read that rounding the back poses could be bad for the spine.
Also, what types of yoga should I stay away from? I'm such a noob that even trying to understand what the various types of yoga are... don't really mean anything to me. Anyone out there who had a similar problem and found that yoga greatly helped? Thanks!