Thursday, September 13, 2007

the machine has broken down

Well... hopefully temporarily:

The current diagnosis is a pinched sciatic nerve. X-Rays show my spine to be in good alignment. No MRIs as of yet (still working to get them to rule out spinal tissue damage). We think the problem is muscular. Can someone say sciatica? I'm okay sitting down. As soon as I stand up straight sharp pain shoots down through my lower back and into my right leg with a heavy focus on my calf.

Don't know what caused it. I didn't feel any abrupt pains from doing something (lifting, riding my bike, standing up, etc..). Only thing I can do is work to reduce/eliminate the pain. Physical Therapy, stretching and some light activity is the rehab.

As a result I have to sit this weekend's Michaux race out. I'm not happy but you have to listen to what your body tells you. I hope to be okay for the VT50 in a few weeks but bigger, more long term, plans are getting in shape for La Ruta.

Oh, and it looks like I might have to work all weekend anyway :(

More to come including my recap of last weekend at the Kingdom Trails.

3 Comments:

Blogger Buddy said...

Rest up,I am sure you will be rocking out in VT.

9/14/2007 8:44 AM  
Blogger huber said...

Bummer man! I'm in the same boat with some knee troubles. No Michaux for me either!

9/15/2007 10:17 AM  
Blogger TYRANTBMX.net said...

Maybe from riding that rigid 29er for 10 hours....100 miles...you're a lunatic! Get well soon, cross season is upon us!

9/17/2007 10:42 AM  

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