Does an inactive lifestyle cause disc degeneration in your back?

If you do a lot of physical activity will it wear out your back? Is this true or a myth? What does the research say? Does an inactive lifestyle cause disc degeneration in your back?

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  • Maurer, Elke, Christian Klinger, Roberto Lorbeer, Wolfgang Rathmann, Annette Peters, Christopher L. Schlett, Konstantin Nikolaou, Fabian Bamberg, Mike Notohamiprodjo, and Sven S. Walter. “Long-term effect of Physical Inactivity on Thoracic and Lumbar Disc Degeneration–a MRI Based Analysis of 385 individuals from the general population.” The Spine Journal (2020).

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Online Physiotherapy

Put simply this is Physio done via either telephone or video over the internet. Skype and facetime are examples of this.

Contrary to popular belief online physiotherapy can be very effective and it can help the same injuries that face to face physio can help. I have helped many people with injuries such as disc prolapses, tennis elbow, neck pain and much more).