About 4 months ago, I had most of my spine fused. I am having a meeting with my surgeon at 6 months to discuss being allowed to participate in sports and exercise again. I do low impact exercises at home, but I can't wait to start running again. I wanted to know what it was like for other people to run for the first couple times. I still feel the pressure of the rods when I'm walking or lying down and I can't imagine being able to run without everything feeling like its shaking!! What was it like for you?
We have many runners out here. But to get the only right answer for you , you need to discuss this with your surgeon. Every individual is different and every situation is different. So, while one person may be able to run after 11 weeks, another it might take 20 weeks.
-- Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Moderator 11/05/15