Thanks for the information Richard,
Since the nine months that I have been dealing with this I have gone through just about every type of treatment ranging from chiropratic care to epidural injections to acupuncture, and there has been no change. I haven't really talked to the nuerosurgeon specifically about sailing, but he said that I will be limited for the rest of my life(even with the surgery). And unfortunately surgery is pretty much the last option at this point, and I am feeling somewhat apprehensive about it since the lower of the average age for this surgery is about 35. I will definately find out if I am getting the surgery in the begining of July, but beyond that I'm not sure when the surgery will take place. But it does lift my spirits somewhat that there is a good possibility, if everything goes well with the surgery and recovery, that I will not be completely restricted from getting back out on the water.