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I have had a couple of episodes where a pinched nerve in my neck caused some numbness and pain in my arm and wrists. A trip to the doctor confirmed the root cause, and a physical therapist got me straightened out both times.

Oddly enough I chose a primary care doctor on the advice of a friend, and learned that his specialty was sports medicine. I wondered: Why the hell do I need a sports doctor? Then I turned 40.

I don't race, so I'm willing to modify my bike to accommodate this issue. I bought a longer stem and put it on the bike while my neck was getting better, and I don't ride drop bar bikes any more. Since then I have lowered the stem again, but have stuck with swept handlebars. I don't want the condition to come back, and I find a higher posture to be a lot more comfortable. And I'd rather ride something that looks funny than give up riding altogether.
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