I've always had a wimpy spine, and i always complain after manual labour. maybe thats why i am the boss anyway, i have just been told by the quack that the wierd tingly feeling, and pain in my foot/leg that i have are both related to my girly-spine because i have damaged my sciatic nerve the initial injury was a bulged disc, and is full workers comp, so as of today i am off with full pay (for a week at this stage). all i did to trigger it is use a shovel for 1/2 hour today... who else has experienced this? and how do i work around it?? is riding going to kill me??? i told the quack that i dont want pain meds, because it is my understanding that nerve pain isnt very easily managed with analgesics and if anything i can only treat the symptoms with NSAIDs.....which hurt my tummy i know its not an uncommon injury, please help :?