I have been off my road bike for about a month due to reoccurring low back pain. I'm 57 y.o. and have degenerative disc issues(L4-5) from several years ago, and until recently could manage my back pain thru rest, ice, core work etc. Could do doubles, centuries and generally kept fit with riding a bike.
I've been going to PT and will be getting an MRI soon. With intent to start getting well with facet block injection.
Anyone with similar situation, who had successful treatment through facet injections and or surgery? Did you stop riding forever, get a new hobby, buy a recumbent? What options presented themselves and how did you fair with those?
I may trade riding a bike for a life with less back pain, if that's even possible at this point.