Aging & Worn
I can. From what I have experienced, riding a bike won't cause any more pain or damage then driving a car will, and in some cases a little less. It all depends on what sort of problems you have and what the D-R says. Obviously we're talking about cruising and not racing dirt bikes and we're not talking about crashing.When I said I wanted to ride the bike, but didn't want to do any more damage, he said, you won't DO anymore damage from riding your bike (I couldn't believe he said that!)
Check your insurance plan. There's an outside chance it would be covered. Next trick is to get a doctor to prescribe one. Then all that's left is to purchase it and send the prescription AND a statement of medical necessity to your insurance company. Yep, a lot of steps and another kind of pain but as they say, "no pain no gain". My insurance agreed to pay half some 30 years ago. Surely they are better now.soupy1957 said:As for the inversion table, I am simply unable to afford one, is all. I am not against the idea from a logical point of view. Just simply don't have the money for it.
As with anything, if you don't think it will work, it won't. Even if it is helping. The mind is your greatest tool. Based on what I've seen here I doubt seriously you'll have a positive result. Just sayin.If, at the time of my next follow up with the Orthopedic, he advocates an Inversion Table, I will pursue it thru Insurance.
My gym has an inversion table. Check your health plan to see if it'll pay for a gym membership....
As for the inversion table, I am simply unable to afford one, is all. I am not against the idea from a logical point of view. Just simply don't have the money for it.
As for working on "core strength... I am trying out a variety of "strengthening" activities ("excercises" if you will) to do just that.