I just stumbled on to this thread and am really worried now. I read something about Surfers Myelopathy a while back but forgot about it. I'm running a surfing blog which has been pretty light until now, so I was going to cover some of the health issues about surfing.
I always thought surfing was good for your health, but the SM sounds horrible. Are there any precautions you can take or is it just an unavoidable risk with surfing?
Are there any other major spinal issues with surfing?
I hope you guys recover as quickly as possible. The surfing culture is so carefree that I would never have heard the truth about this unless I found this site.