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I had spinal decompression surgery a year ago and i am wondering if i can now go on roller coasters?

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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 52 years experience
No: Spinal decompression is not a contraindication. You should be aware this when riding the roller coaster, there is a great deal of acceleration/ deceleration activity that could lead to 'whiplash ' type injuries. Make sure that you have good strong neck and core muscles, this at least will decrease the probability of a musculoligamentous injury.

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