My first answer would be run it. Though, wait till you talk to the doc.
I had a similar situation last summer. I had a reoccuring lower back pain that was tolerable. Then one day I couldn't even sit w/o feeling it. Got an MRI and found out I had a bulging disc. I had about 3 weeks till a trail marathon up in Michigan. Doc said it was my call, if I begin to feel terrible pain while running then I need to stop.
Since it was a come and go pain, it began receding up to the marathon. To me there was no option not to run it, or atleast try. If it starts to hurt, I can always stop. I ended up running it and felt great. Made it feel that much better to overcome the injury. 2 or 3 weeks later I did the Chicago and back still felt fine.
Since then I have a regular lower back routine in the gym that has significantly strengthed it and I have had no issues the past half year. Hopefully you have a minor lower back issue on an MRI, if at all.
If there is a chance of seriously f'in your back up by running, then obviously don't run. But if you feel strong and doc doesn't think there is a serious problem, than go for it. Even if you have a little pain at the start. Give it a shot. You can always stop.
Post a reply on the Bulletin Board