Riding after back surgery
Posted July 22, 2000 - 02:36 PM
Posted July 22, 2000 - 05:14 PM
Moto Greg in the forum had serious neck incident, and I was shocked that he was riding only about 8 weeks after.
He may have some input.
Posted July 22, 2000 - 05:26 PM
Posted July 22, 2000 - 06:09 PM
I am sort of in the same boat. The accident that I had some month ago has permanently damaged my lower back... Nothing too serious and not overly painful, but it did take me a while to ride again. Fear of hurting myself again...
Bryan, understand, fear is real and be aware of it. I know it is an unusual thing to say, but be aware of it. Yes, you may fall agaim and maybe you wont. But, that is the key, maybe.
That is all the advice I can offer my friend. Just be aware and balance the consequnces with you life as it currently is.
Posted July 22, 2000 - 07:33 PM
I cannot say what caused the problem in the first place. My lower back started becoming sore the first week of January. By the end of the week I could hardly walk I was in so much pain. The pain got better and worse for the past 6 months until I couldn't walk without severe hip and calf pain.
My surgeon says I should be able to ride in in any 60 days however; I never want to go throught this again. Back surgery is a humbling experience to say the lease.
Thanks for all your comments. I'll just have to ease into riding this fall and make sure to keep in tip top shape. After all, riding is a risk and I'm pretty sure I'm willing to take the risk. The alternative I cannot live with.
Posted July 22, 2000 - 09:21 PM
I sympathise with you mate. I have a neck injury that gets better and then worse. At it's worst it causes a fair bit of pain and head aches. I am too scared to have the surgery and I just live in hope that it fixed it self some how. Best of luck with your back and I hope you are riding again soon without pain. It would be funny to see if we could all get together when we are about sixty or seventy. Maybe we could have some sort of lawn bowls competion. Or maybe just race around the car park of some pub in our electric wheel chairs. I wonder what sort of hot up parts are available for those things.
Posted July 23, 2000 - 07:07 AM
Like anyone who has gone through this ordeal, one thinks about whether you should risk another injury by riding. Afterall, there are many other sports I could do that less taxing on the body.
I guess I was fishing for 4-5 people that had success stories. I can't image stopping riding however; I can see me changing my riding style a bit. On those occasions when one of my buddies dares me to jump over the 30ft ditch I might just have to say NO!
I'd rather ride safely than not at all. I do feel for you guys with back problems. They are no fun. If you pain is cronic and is making your life miserable, looking into the surgery. I'd do it again if I had to.
Posted July 23, 2000 - 04:41 PM
Have you been infornmed by the Doc or Physical Therapist about rehab for your abs and back, i.e. exercises you can do to better support your spine?
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Posted July 23, 2000 - 05:00 PM
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