The traffic is heavy, but that road is on your favorite route. It’s getting near dusk and your bike light doesn’t work, but you feel you’ll finish your ride before it gets dark out. Loud music can hinder your focus to your surroundings, but you love your music and want to jam while you ride.
How long has your lower back pain bothered you? Your doctor may have told you that you have a degenerative disc that's causing a problem. Doctors often diagnose the cause of lower back pain as a problem with a disc in your lower back and while painkillers temporarily ease the discomfort, they just conceal the problem. This misdiagnosis can lead to unnecessary surgical procedures, like a lumbar fusion, to treat the problem.