Do I have to quit horseback riding because of stenosis?
:S Hi, I'm new here. I have mild to moderate stenosis in L1-L5 and moderate to severe cervical stenosis in C3,C4, C5 & C6. I've lost 50-60% of the muscle function in my left leg and arm, now it's starting to effect my right leg too.
My PT told me when I started with him 3 months ago that I needed to give up horseback riding. Which is, of course, my favorite activity. When he told me this we didn't even know that I had cervical stenosis, let alone that it was severe. I have an appt with a neurologist in 3 weeks to explore my options.
Does anybody out there know if I truly have to give up riding? If I am careful, riding actually makes me feel better physically and certainly emotionally. I'll sell my horses if it means I will continue to loss function, but will not if it's only to cause less pain. The pain is bad but hey, horses are worth it :X
I'd really like to hear from some of you that have dealt with this rotten condition. Thanks ;o)