I am new to this forum and have a bit of a situation regarding my back.
On Jan 3, 09 I slept on my sofa and the next morning, I woke up with so much pain in my back, sort of like pulled muscle or something...
I used to go to the gum 6-7 days a week (just using elliptical machine for 65 min) prior to that incident, but because if the pain, I took two days off and then resumed my workout routine (while still in a bit of pain).
The pain got worse mostly in the morning, I would wake up with a stiff back and the situation would get better as the day goes on and I would still go to the gym.
About 2 weeks ago, I finally decided to go see a doctor for my back and he took some x-rays which showed the last disc is getting thinner (that thng between the two bones). He told me to just walk or jog while at the gym and stay away from the elliptical. He also sent me to PT which I no2 go 2 times a week.
I couldn't stay away from the elliptical and the pain was almost gone (except in the morning which was feeling stiff). The PT guy told me to just use the bike for 15 min and do some stretches to help my back get stronger...
But it's really hard not to finish a full sessin of cardio (15 min is really not that helping!) and therefore, I was wondering if anyone could let me know what cardio workouts are back friendly? If someone could relate to my situation and if you have any advice for me please share :-)
Thanks in advance,
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