|I know exactly how you feel, I have a degenerated disc, pinched nerve, and I'm on workers comp temp disability. It's all from sitting at a computer for decades and fishing, moving around doing a little casting is actually OK for me. I just can't throw plugs/lures for hours, have to do any computer stuff standing up, and not for more than 15 mins at a time or my hand goes numb and I won't be able to cast too good. LOL
My pinch is on the right side and casting isn't too bad, can still get it out 60-70 yds, but I must fight & lift with my left. That's why I use only conventionals & if I do have to use a spinner I switch the handle so I still fight/lift with my left.
My advice is, we're only on this earth for a short while. Experiment, find what works for you and tailor your game to that. JUST KEEP DOING WHAT YOU LOVE!!! I got rid of almost all my spinners, picked up a couple of Avet reels, and became more of a baitchucker. Still is better than workin', right?
Good luck, hope this helps, and hope to see you out there on the water doing what we love.