Did mountain biking cause my DDD?
I started mountain biking about 2 1/2 years ago... going off road riding at least once a week.
I started getting back pain about 8 months ago... the pain would be considered mild, compared to some of the stories I've read here. Main problem would be my back would feel very tight and I would not be able to bend down even to put on my pants. I don't have pain shooting down my leg, or my back, or anything like that. The pain would come and go and currently, I am not on pain medication. Some days I would feel ok and some, it would hurt for me to just move around. But not so bad that I would be bed ridden.
6 months ago, I went to get an MRI and the doctor diagnosed me with DDD in L4/L5.
1. Did my mountain biking cause or aggravate my DDD condition?
2. I really love my mountain biking and would like to continue? Is this advisable or should I give it up totally? Notice I said... I really LOVE my mountain biking? ;-)
Thanks in advance for any replies.
Andrew - Malaysia