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About a month ago i felt a pop in my back and today i finally saw my back doctor. Looks like i herniated L5/S1 for the second time in 5 years and the doctor tells me the only option is surgery. He told me the herniation is over twice the size of last time.. UGH.... Right now sitting is the worst and when i try to ride either of my bikes i get massive nerve pain in my leg before i even make it down the street.

So it looks like sometime in the next few weeks i will go under the knife and like last time about a 6-8 week recovery right in the heart of riding season :( Hopefully if all goes well i can be back on the bike in the fall.

Here is a pic of my MRI, that bottom disc is not pretty.
 

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Ruh Roh, that don't look or sound good. Let us know how it goes.

Note to self, hurt back in winter not summer.
 

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Best of luck. I really can't understand that X-Ray. Can anyone put an arrow on the issue? I'd like to understand what it shows.
 
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It looks like you're pregnant with an alien baby. That's probably why your back hurts so much.

On a more serious note: I'm sad for you, and wish you a speedy recovery.
 

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About a month ago i felt a pop in my back and today i finally saw my back doctor. Looks like i herniated L5/S1 for the second time in 5 years and the doctor tells me the only option is surgery. He told me the herniation is over twice the size of last time.. UGH.... Right now sitting is the worst and when i try to ride either of my bikes i get massive nerve pain in my leg before i even make it down the street.

So it looks like sometime in the next few weeks i will go under the knife and like last time about a 6-8 week recovery right in the heart of riding season :( Hopefully if all goes well i can be back on the bike in the fall.

Here is a pic of my MRI, that bottom disc is not pretty.
Sorry to hear man, I'm suffering a bad back also, and going thru a lot of pain management shots, etc.. Trying to avoid the knife. Hope ya get better :(
 

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Best of luck. I really can't understand that X-Ray. Can anyone put an arrow on the issue? I'd like to understand what it shows.
Here is another one with some labels. The problem is the bottom disc that is herniated, it is pressing on the nerves for me legs where the come out of the spine. The easiest way to describe is the discs in your spine are like jelly doughnuts, the one on the bottom of my spine is like a jelly doughnut that had the jelly come out of the side and the jelly is pressing hard against nerves. That pressing on the nerves caused a lot of pain to transmit in the nerve and its quite uncomfortable. Left untreated it could lead to permanent nerve damage all the way to possible loss of my ability to control my leg or foot. This is round 2 for me on this issue with the same disc, I had it surgically repaired 4.5 years ago. I actually have a little permanent damage from last time. My left leg is not as strong as my right and i lost a little reflex in my foot so i cant mess around with this. The doctor said the herniation was huge this time, double the size of last time and one of the worst he has seen. If it happens again i may need to have the two vertebrae fused together.

 

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Back problems!

I sit at my desk with a back brace on as I read your post, sorry to hear about your trouble, it sucks.
Hope and pray your surgery goes well, these days Doctors have gotten quite good at helping to fix the issues we've created (often in our youth).

Speedy recovery and don't give up the bikes.
 

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Wishing you the best on the surgery and a successful quick recovery.
 

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" Can anyone put an arrow on the issue?" -jb882 could probably tell you it already feels like an arrow is stuck in the issue. Ouch!

Wishing you sucess and best wishes for pain free fall riding adventures.
 

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Boy does that stink! I had a similar diagnosis, and the same symptoms you have as well. The bad news-no riding for awhile. The good news-this is a pretty straightforward surgery that will in time-get you back to near-normal. Be sure to do exactly as the doc says and take advantage of as much physical therapy as you are able! Good luck!
 

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I can feel your pain. 3 weeks ago, I snapped my Achilles tendon playing basketball. My wife and I rode to the courts on the TW. So after it broke, she had to run home to get a car to bring me to the hospital. I start my bikes every day, and let them run a little, to keep the fluids moving. But mostly, just to hear them purr, and dream about the day that I can throw a leg over the seat again.
 

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Tore my ACL and meniscus in March. Slo mo highside and pop. Surgery in August

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looks like my riding season is over before it really even got started ?

So quick update. Sitting in the hospital right now post surgery and I get to go home tomorrow. The doc said it all went well and I’m feeling ok. The great news is I feel like I’m in less pain than I was the last time I had this surgery back in 2013.

So now it’s go home her healed up and get to therapy so I can get back to doing the things I want to do,


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