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Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Montréal, QC, Canada
Bikes: 2005 Kona Blast; 2005 Turner Flux, 2006 Felt F3C
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Originally Posted by Little Leo
Can a bad saddle, like a stock saddle cause back problems? I have to go to the hospital in a few hours so they can maybe find out what’s wrong with me. Over the past couple of months or so I have had back pain. But now the weather is getting better, I ride more often. Which my back pains has increased. I also have been working out with weights and had a few major soccer accidents over three months ago.
If you can help me I would greatly appreciated.
Back problems are a complex issue. The fact that you had major soccer accidents may mean that you have an issue that can be aggrevated by an improperly fitted bike. The saddle may be contributing but you should have everything well set on the bike.
Also, if your back needs to heal, you should avoid doing harsh riding on your bike. Do you ride a hardtail or a full suspension? Do you ride smooth trails or rougher stuff? Do you ride anything that you would consider to be tough on your back?
I do not have any back problems but I have noticed that on long rides, choppy stuff on my hardtail made my back feel sore. The solution to that was to do core exercises (back, abs, glutes) for both strength and flexibility. I know you're fairly young but you should take good care of your back now. You don't want it being a big problem when you're older.
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