Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Naples, FL & Morganville, NJ
Man, that really sucks big time. I have a herniated as well as bulging discs along with 2 compression fractures T6 & T8 (motorcycle crash related). There are days that the pain is just unbelievable, but, to my relief, I have a Teeter Hang-up where I hang upside-down and decompress my spine.
The feeling I get as I relax the muscles around my pelvic bone is sooo gratifying. I started at a 60* incline and worked my way to vertical, but, of course, upside-down.
I think I paid $268 for the equipment and loved it so much I bought a second one for my Summer home up north.
There are no doctor's visit I had to schedule and keep and to me, the results are second to none.
Pinch nerves and the pain associated with them are something the we, a-hum not slender guys, must live with as we get older. Decompressing your spine and allowing healthy blood flow in those critical areas is very beneficial.
I hope that you're feeling better and you'll encounter no surgery and your riding days will continue.