Get A Life - Get A Bike
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Minnesota, You Betcha!
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix, Bianchi San Jose, '87 Schwinn Super Sport
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A little update for those of you keeping score at home
Saw the neuro today, and turns out I have a piece of disk that has come loose and wedged itself in between a couple of discs and is pressing against a nerve causing the pain in my behind and down my leg. His quote was "looks like you blew out a disc". His recommendation was surgery. However, he said it was my call and that I can optionally wait the symptoms out for a few weeks and see if it gets better or worse. The concern is the muscle weakness caused by the nerve being irritated. If it gets better, I can delay the inevitable for as long as possible. Also, I told him about the amount and intensity of riding that my wife and do, and he didn't have a problem with it. He said as long as it doesn't hurt, I should be fine.
I'm also scheduled for a cortisone injection tomorrow and 2-3 sessions of physical therapy for the next 3 weeks.
So, all in all, I'm encouraged and most importantly, I can still bike.
Works for me
Thanks for everyone's suggestions and concerns, and we'll see you on the road!