Herniated disc/Sciatic pain and cycling
How many of you have herniated discs and/or sciatic nerve pains?
I'm debating wether or not I should start cycling. I have one hearniated disc in the lower lumbar (going in for an MRI soon) and I think the constant pounding of running has worsened it slightly. This was only from about 20 miles a week. Also I love everything with two wheels so this is a good excuse to get a bicycle!
I'm thinking that there's less constant pounding in cycling than in running, so that will give me a good workout without putting so much pressure on my lower back.
Any ideas on this?
I'm going to consult my doctor when I see him next time. I'm probably going to go back on some workout plan like I did a few years ago when I was 17. Damn, I've had this for a while... =\