Brian May Recalls The Time He Was Suffering From Sciatica
In a recent post on his Instagram, Queen’s lead guitarist Brian May shared a video of himself while biking and remembered the time when he was diagnosed with sciatica.
It is known that Brian May has suffered from sciatica, which is a medical term used to describe severe nerve pain in the leg that is caused by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve, as his MRI scan revealed that he had a compressed sciatic nerve which he attributes to his 50 years of holding a heavy guitar with a guitar strap over his left shoulder. The guitarist also experienced a 40-minutes of chest pain after having a gardening injury which later revealed itself as a small heart attack, requiring May to have stents implanted.
As seen in his Instagram post, Brian May tries to ease his remaining symptoms and to keep fit while biking. In the caption of his post, he wrote to his fans that one needs to keep fit and mentioned Cyrus Dallin, his pal and inspiration who is seen on the wall beside him in the video. He then said he gave a response to a comment on his previous post, which was by someone who is suffering from sciatica as well.
Queen icon stated that he sees the best thing to make the pain tolerable as biking since he also experienced it when his pain was severe. He then commented upon the benefits of biking, saying it gets the blood going for healing, eases the pain, boosts the spirit, and quells depression.
Brian May’s Instagram post read:
“And here is the human side! Of exercise, that is. We gotta keep fit, folks. If you’re wondering about my pal and inspiration on the wall beside me, search out Cyrus Dallin. To me, this ‘Appeal to the Great Spirit’ is about asking for direction, inspiration, and the power and wisdom to do good in the world. Or, as my Sunday School teacher used to say, ‘Lord, make me an instrument of Thy will.’ Well, it’s a good way to start the day. Peace, folks.
I was answering response to the previous post from someone who is suffering from Sciatica. I gotta say that when my own sciatica was at its most excruciating, the best thing to make the pain bearable was biking. The best thing for me! Going at it on the bike – it gets the blood going for healing – it eases the pain – and It also boosts the spirit. Quells depression. Really! Do it! Good luck out there. Bri.”
It is known that Brian May will reissue his first solo album recorded in 1992 named ‘Back To The Light’ which reached number 6 on the U.K. album charts, remastering and re-releasing it for its near-30th-anniversary on August 6.