I have ridden road bikes for years, but 5 months ago hurt my back moving furniture. Phsyio has diagnosed it as a bulged disc very low in my back. The result is that I cannot ride a regular bike for more than 20 or 30 minutes without suffering low back pain for a few days. I've been through re-hab and have resumed all my daily activities, but my back will just not accept that bent over riding position (and I've tried all sort of stem/handlebar/seat combos trying to get comfortable).
Anyhow, I miss riding a lot and I am wondering if a recumbent might be the answer. Has anyone had or heard of similar experiences?