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Biking 10 weeks after Microdiscectomy

I had a Microdiscectomy at the end of August, this is my second surgery in 10 years of the same disc L1/S5 area. So far this recovery has been much smoother than the last surgery.

I will be going to Amsterdam Nov 11th and was interested in renting a bike for a couple of days to do some leisurely riding. Does anyone know if this will be possible as far my recovery?


  • I had a micro beginning of April and by the end of May I was doing leisurely rides with my family (up to about 20 miles). I would advise you to make sure you don't use a roadbike (unlikely in Amsterdam I know) but a leisure bike, so that your back is not bent over. That position more than the actual cycling will put pressure on the nerve. I am about 6 months out now and I can do unlimited cycling. (My hands get sore from the gripping but that's another story). :) Good luck and enjoy
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