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  • Tips on riding during recovery

     mr.b updated 4 years, 8 months ago 2 Members · 3 Posts
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  • mr.b

    18 September 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Looking for some advice on riding to help aid recovery

    Been suffering from sciatica since late May this year but I had actually partially herniated a disc, so I finally felt good enough to get out on my bike today, pumped up the tyres check the brakes and had a lil ride of about 1.5miles.

    No major aches or pains apart from getting out the saddle a little late dropping down a kerb. Also put in another ride of 3.5miles this evening, god I’ve missed riding.

    Is it just a case of build up slowly again? Distance/ terrain as I’ve only done roads today.

    Any advice from you guys as I know there’s been a few threads on sciatica on here

  • Kajjal

    18 September 2016 at 8:40 pm

    Check with your doctor first, it depends on the nature of the complaint and the recovery you have made. Some disc injuries mean not riding a bike.

  • mr.b

    18 September 2016 at 8:48 pm

    The advice from the dr is to do what I like to keep moving, keep working (I’m a scaffolder) I’ve had 4months off the bike as it did aggravate it slightly but now I don’t need the high pain pills to move I tried it and all seems fine.

    Advise from the NHS on back pain or slipped discs is 2days bed rest then go about your daily routine as normal 😯 unless its extreme circumstances where an op is needed very soon

    I was sent away with the strongest cocodamol, muscle relaxants and a anti depressant that’s good at numbing nerve pain told to get back to work asap

    Kinda shows how rushed gps are these days

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