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?Is it bad to start running on a regular basis one year after back surgery?

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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Depend

Thee are 2 schools of thought .
Can you run- yes. Should you run? If you have recovered fully from your surgery and has reconditioned to a high level, yes you may run. Since running is a high impact endeavor, you should seek to run on soft surfaces avoiding cement surfaces. You should select good fitting shoes & maintain them. Begin slowly mixing walking with running, alternating. Use ice after.

In brief: Depend

Thee are 2 schools of thought .
Can you run- yes. Should you run? If you have recovered fully from your surgery and has reconditioned to a high level, yes you may run. Since running is a high impact endeavor, you should seek to run on soft surfaces avoiding cement surfaces. You should select good fitting shoes & maintain them. Begin slowly mixing walking with running, alternating. Use ice after.
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