Hi, I'm new to this. I hurt my back at work back in July, '08. I was lifting something out in front of me that was terribly heavy. Didn't feel the pain until a couple of hours later, then thought I was having a heart attack. Had multiple tests to discover I had osteoarthritis and a couple of bad discs. I too have been told that I shouldn't ride my horses anymore and if I do ride to ride a gaited horse. I don't own a gaited horse nor do I care to. I have a Morgan that I thoroughly love and enjoy riding. I guess I will just keep him in a walk and take it easy. I have a truck that I have been working to buy along with a very nice horse trailer that now it seems I will have to get rid of, since I can no longer "show off" on my horse. I am still trying to find the right combination to treat the pain I still am experiencing. Very frustrating!
I have had Nerve Conduction/EMG, MRI, and Myelograms done to see what my problem is. I am now taking Mobic, Parafon Forte, and Neurontin to help control the pain.