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Spine stability vs mobility?

I do not know the answer to this question but I do know that I have a very poor back mobility and stretching did not work for me.
There are pro and cons regarding stretching on damaged disks.
Some said if done correct stretching may push the bulge of the disk back.
Some said that stretching will further aggravate a damage disk and in this case a stiff stable back is better.
That mean to do only exercises that involved no spine movement and even during walking to have a slight contradiction of mid section muscles in order to assure spine stability 
I am curious about other general opinion regarding this issue 


  • MarWinMarWin OhioPosts: 654
    My view on this is two-fold. In the interest of saving character space I'll keep it short and sweet! 

    STABILITY is more about the muscle's working together to achieve a common goal of A) getting the bones to move, and B) holding the bones in proper alignment, rather than simply being strong enough to do so. If I am told "you're too weak, so your back hurts" I no longer buy into this. There are plenty of people out there who do not work out or lift weights that are completely healthy with muscles strong enough to hold everything together and have no pain.

    MOBILITY is more about daily movement. The only way to do this is to actively train for this every day, and as much as you can each day. The muscles are response mechanisms that react to what we give them the majority of the time, not by what we do for an hour or two at the gym. Staying active the majority of the day, rather than sitting at a desk, or working on a production line, pays big dividends. 

    To touch up on your comment of "Some said if done correct stretching may push the bulge of the disk back.": I feel if done correctly the muscles will balance so the bones will align and stop compressing the disc so that the bulge will no longer be an issue.  
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