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A pain in the neck is a pain in the neck...

Catrin2012-01-13 02:20:39 +0000 #1
Ok, so I am bowing to necessity and seeing my dr. for the remaining whiplash/neck/thing. As an osteopath he can adjust it and I hope that is all that is required.

The inflammation appears to be gone, but my neck complains when I bend my head forward, and any kind of an aggressive position on the bike causes a pretty severe muscle spasm...and pretty much keeping a low-level headache.

I really hope this is simply muscular, but my spinning instructor/personal trainer chewed me up one end and down the other last night when he saw I was having problems with it and stayed in class (I did back off).

Right now I am debating if riding this afternoon is smart or not - this is my last day off and it is supposed to reach 70 this afternoon...and windy but I've a place to ride when it is windy. I want to mountain bike this afternoon but that doesn't seem smart until I see my doctor.

Pretty much feeling sorry for myself, but I will get over that

Probably the last warm weather of the season and I shouldn't least until I get a clean bill of health

Grits2012-01-13 02:30:20 +0000 #2
How about a nice gentle ride on a paved trail just for fun and relaxation? You should probably stay off the unpaved stuff and definitely avoid any aggressive position until you get this checked out.

I will join you in your pity party, though, if I may. Just when my injured foot gets better enough to at least do some greenway riding, I get a nasty cold/cough and don't feel well enough to ride.

And the weather is beautiful here too!
Catrin2012-01-13 02:34:45 +0000 #3
Yes, I am considering it

It will be windy but if I stay in that park that I am so sick of then I shouldn't have to lean over much to deal with the wind. I DO have a quite upright riding position on that bike.

I still hope to mountain bike this weekend, but we will just have to see.
Aggie_Ama2012-01-13 03:40:34 +0000 #4
If you can swing it, get a massage. It helped my husband immensely when he was suffering from whiplash this spring but wanted to keep riding and racing.
OakLeaf2012-01-13 04:03:26 +0000 #5
Or if you can find a good chiropractor ... I jammed my neck really badly when I did my faceplant, and it was the massage therapist who gave me a line on the chiropractor, because I won't go to just any chiro.
Catrin2012-01-13 04:47:21 +0000 #6
My insurance won't cover chiro..but my doctor is an osteopath and he can do adjustments if he deems it necessary. I happen to have a gift certificate for a massage at my gym, and there is a massage therapist there who rocks, so after I see my doctor tomorrow I will schedule something.

My goal is to do some road riding Saturday and see what my neck thinks about it. If it approves without more muscle spasms, then Sunday I will go mountain biking

It has been a MONTH since I last took my Jamis, a month since I did this. It has been almost two weeks since I've been on the road. I am getting antsy but have tried to be good though my spinning instructor chewed me up one side and down the other Monday night for pushing too hard...
shootingstar2012-01-13 02:45:46 +0000 #7
Perhaps consider smooth pavement cycling for now that's easy and non-stressful route.

Bumpy riding with mtbking might not be a good thing at all with your neck pain right now.



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