So, I crashed my bike and tore an annular ligament in my lower back (at least that is the sports doc's diagnosis, no MRI or x-ray was done).
It's tender, there is some discomfort and inflammation in the lower back upper butt area. A few times a day, there is a sharp pain when I twist or turn the wrong way. I've been on steroids and vitamin I.
So, I'm looking for input from anyone who knows about these injuries. How long should I wait to ride again? How long does it take to heal? etc., etc.
The doc said "three months until you're back to your normal level of activity." He said take it easy until then, but I want to slowly get going again on the bike. It's been eight days now, and I haven't done squat except ice my back and watch TV. I think sitting actually makes it worse.