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Is it safe for a person with a lower back injury (two spinal fusions) to sea kayak?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Sure

Use pain as your guide low impact great core workout down side lots of sitting sometimes rough depending on surf.
Start with short trips on smoothe water.

In brief: Sure

Use pain as your guide low impact great core workout down side lots of sitting sometimes rough depending on surf.
Start with short trips on smoothe water.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Yes if fused & rehab

Yes as long as they have no significant pain and are cleared by their surgeon in terms of the healing of the fusion and have gone through a structured rehabilitation program. This should be tested with short distances first with the appropriate safety measures ie life vest &/or partner. Exercise is always beneficial as long as proper mechanics and posture can be maintained.

In brief: Yes if fused & rehab

Yes as long as they have no significant pain and are cleared by their surgeon in terms of the healing of the fusion and have gone through a structured rehabilitation program. This should be tested with short distances first with the appropriate safety measures ie life vest &/or partner. Exercise is always beneficial as long as proper mechanics and posture can be maintained.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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