So after months of back pain from an unknown cause, my doctor finally diagnosed me with two bulging discs in my lower back. They're not too severe, but I'm going to need physical therapy for the next 5 weeks.
Problem is, there is NO WAY I can take a complete break from riding or the "barn life". I am getting hired by my stables on Monday so there is no bed rest for me because I NEED this job. I can ride without too much pain, only a little discomfort, but I'm at such a cross roads. I want my back to heal but like I said, a break is impossible. I normally jump, so what precautions can I take to go easy on my back when riding or doing chores? Obviously I need to avoid falling off at all costs lol, but should I practice my 2 point? Posting? Collecting my canter? Has anyone else had bulging discs and continued riding?
This really upset me, I couldn't help feeling like it was the end of the world when he told me haha, so any help would be appreciated