OK, so I got a slight case of Sciatica about a month ago in my back from riding a bike that didn't fit and had too high gears. I didn't ride it very long, but I got a twinge from it. I took it easy for a couple weeks, but it never hurt when I was on a bike. But it never really went away, either.
All of a sudden today, I was finishing up 7 days of long computer hours and my neck started to twitch. My sciatica flared up the night before. So I took a warm bath, some Ibuprofen, and then lay on a massaging heat pad for 15 minutes. When I got up, my back was frozen solid!
I waited an hour and had a glass of wine, and my back unfroze nicely. 2 hours later it started to freeze again.
I suspect I will be be able to ride... it feels good to bend forward, arch my back and put my hands on my knees. Should I ride or should I go cold turkey and stay off? If I take a break, should I wait for complete recovery or should I just wait until it's moving again?
Don't even bother with mentioning doctors or chiropractors... I don't go unless I have to.