I've had a few minor problems with by lower back/neck/shoulders but experienced enough pain to go for treatment. My doctor is an Oriental Medicine Specialist/Chiropractor. (over here many doctors have more than one speciality) He says that the problems are all related, not serious and will require 6-12 weeks of regular treatment involving acupuncture, physiotherapy, herbal medicine and various types of yanking, cracking and twisting of my back and limbs.
The problem is that I am just starting an intensive period of training for the upcoming MTB season with 10-12 hours a week required training. Most of it is spinning/endurance type stuff with some weighlifting. However, I seem to be having more problems. The doctor told me to go easy on the neck (ie. no off-road stuff) for a month. It seems that trying to keep up an intensive schedule is not going to benefit any physical healing. Should I a:drastically reduce the hours for a few weeks, b:take a few weeks off c:keep right on the way I am d:something else.
The overall goal is to be in top shape for the middle of May and I don't want to jeopardize the upcoming season. Any advice would be appreciated.