Exercise, as opposed to resting, is most often a more necessary and effective non-surgical treatment for rehabilitating the spine and reducing related back pain and neck pain. While stretching, strengthening and low-impact aerobics exercises are often a part of exercise programs for sciatica, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis and other spine conditions, it is generally advised to check with your doctor first, and an exercise professional trained in your specific spine disorder.

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