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Old 08-28-2005, 10:04 PM   #6
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And add strengthening exercises for your lower back and abdominals.

I have several clients (I'm a personal trainer) who have been told by their doctors that their last hope before surgery is to try to alleviate pain by strengthening their backs. Some of them have severe sciatica as well as lower back pain. They've all seen marked improvement since starting a resistance training program designed to help their specific problems.

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