Herniated Disc problem

kimm

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Hi all,
I was diagnosed by 'Herniated Disc for 5th/6th" and is there anyone who had same issue and recovered?

After XRay, MRI test, Doc says there's nothing i can do really and do lots of stretching
and not to do hard sports workout and I have to deal with this for whole my life.
Hmm.... It's quite hard to accept cause I was trying to be serious about
the race/training and trying to being a strong age-grouper. :mad:

When Ludwig had back-pain issue, I was sorry about him cause it's preventing him to ride a bike for a long time. And now it looks like this is my turn.
By the way, How's Ludwig? :)

Kimm
 

bloaker

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#2
Everyone is different and we all have our own injuries.

I was just discussing this last Wednesday with a few guys
My L4 & L5 are compromised due to a car wreck.
I have had issues for the past 15 years or more.
But since they are lower back, the road bike actually relieves my pain.
For me, the forward position relieves tensions.
The mountain bike is a different story and I had to play with geometries to find a 'happy setup' - but I ride with minimal discomfort.
 

theBlob

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Sep 28, 2011
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Very sorry to hear it. I hope you can manage things to be able to ride and live pain free.
I have a reoccurring neck problem that sometimes appears. Relic of a weight training injury. It comes and goes, actually since I have been cycling I have has no real issue with it.
 

GSAstuto

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Wow, Kimm, hope you feel better soon! It seems alot of people have completely different responses to treatments and ongoing issues. And many of can relate anecdotedly to this. Make sure to get alternate medical (professional) opinions regarding any surgeries or treatment options. Stay away from the withdoctors, chiropractors and other 'manipulation' type healers unless you know exactly what's going on and was referred by a specialist. Herniated discs will sometimes heal on their own and sometimes require surgery to correct. I've got a similar issue from a long time ago due to some accidents - and besides an aching arm now and then, I can manage it by some NSAIDS and keeping in better shape.
 

FarEast

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May 25, 2009
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Hi all,
I was diagnosed by 'Herniated Disc for 5th/6th" and is there anyone who had same issue and recovered?

After XRay, MRI test, Doc says there's nothing i can do really and do lots of stretching
and not to do hard sports workout and I have to deal with this for whole my life.
Hmm.... It's quite hard to accept cause I was trying to be serious about
the race/training and trying to being a strong age-grouper. :mad:

When Ludwig had back-pain issue, I was sorry about him cause it's preventing him to ride a bike for a long time. And now it looks like this is my turn.
By the way, How's Ludwig? :)

Kimm
I have a herniated disc for 4th/5th in the neck - Im still training and racing. One thing that they did for me is neck traction and also E.M.S (Electro Muscle Stimulation) to remove the hypertension that can occur. I'm no longer receiving this.

I still get pain from time to time especailly if tired or put some serious training hours in. However several things that do help.

EMS and traction were a HUGE help.
Training the neck muscles to give better neck and head support.
Massages - getting a neck massage is a huge releif, I have the Compex Wireless Pro and it has pain releif and modualted TENS setting that are designed for these type of injuries.

One last thing is I'm surprised as the response to no hard sports - the team that looked after me when I injured my neck told me that it wouldn't be an issue, just ride throught the pain and the body will adjust, I strongly suggest you go see a sports specailist about this.