I have been in alot of pain over the last year or so due to my back. I had consulted my doctor about 3 years ago about back pain and was told I was "fine." Finally a year ago I went in with leg numbness and weakness and they gave me an MRI in which showed I had degenerative disc disease, ( bulging, herniated and disintegrated discs) and nerves in my spine were being compressed causing the numbness. I did over 6 month of physical therapy only to get worse. I was told I need to exercise but alot of my "Approved" exercises still cause me pain. I have been cleared to perform push ups but my back along with my leg experience pain while doing them, when I confronted my doctor I was told my back would NOT affect my push up perforamce and that it was all in my head basically? I know when I'm im pain, is there any reason why my back would hurt while performing push ups?View Thread
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