Tell me there's hope! Disc degeneration, bulging/ herniated discs and collapsed disc.
So I just found a great barn to start riding at here in Hong Kong only to find out the same week that I have a VERY messed up back!
I have disc degeneration in my neck which is pinching nerves, 4 bulging discs in my lower lumbar with one that is herniated and a completely collapsed disc in my L5. Seems spinal fusion surgery is in my near future and I am so depressed that I may never be fit to ride again.
Anyone else riding with such a messed up back and what are the risks?
Thanks for the inspiration
Was told I had bulging disks and despite PT (which is making me stronger) the pain is getting worse. Off to the DR tomorrow for a re-eval and more injections. So tired of working from couch, being in constant pain, not being able to ride efficiently or well because it hurts so much.
Funny thing is that as I am rehabbing my mare is coming back from an injury, so I guess the timing is good (:lol:) in that sense. She seems to be improving faster than I am, but that's good.
Reading these give me hope -- thanks for sharing your stories and giving others inspiration.