I have numbness in my right leg and pain in the hip area..
Exercise can help pain in many ways. Exercise increases the natural production of pain relievers--called the endorphins. Exercise helps to maintain an ideal body weight. Exercise also helps to strengthen muscles and restore balance around a painful joint like the spine.
I recommend working with a physical therapist to reach your maximum potential. If that option is not available, I also recommend a book called Spine Stabilization.
Exercise can unlock your potential to feel better.
Dr. Christina Lasich, MD