- Member18 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
- Member18 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.
- Member18 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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