2 doctors weighed in:

Can I walk a marathon if I have a herniated disc?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Yes as long as

The pain or other potential symptoms or issues like potential weakness limit you or aggravated by walking.
Exercise in general is good treatment for most back problems as long as it is done judiciously.

In brief: Yes as long as

The pain or other potential symptoms or issues like potential weakness limit you or aggravated by walking.
Exercise in general is good treatment for most back problems as long as it is done judiciously.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Thank
Dr. Mario Diana
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Probably would not

No real reason to walk 26miles with a problem in the spinal column.

In brief: Probably would not

No real reason to walk 26miles with a problem in the spinal column.
Dr. Mario Diana
Dr. Mario Diana
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
26 years in practice
490K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors