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really bad back pain

Old 06-14-06, 10:59 PM
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really bad back pain

I am experiencing really bad back pain that sometimes lasts for a couple days. Its usually on the right side of the center back. I'm 6' with a 58cm frame. I'm 17, so its not like its natural or anything. My handlebars are about 1 inch above the saddle, which is pushed back quite a bit. I have tried a million combinations and nothing seems to work. I'm thinking about buying a short (90mm?) Performance stem for around $25 to see if that helps. I'm going to ask my bike store for some fit help, but I thought that I'd just try here first.
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See a medical professional if it's "really, really bad" like you say.

Spoken by someone awating an MRI scan on scoliosis, pelvic tilt and pinched nerve/sciatica. Friggen sucks.



Kids.....back pain is telling you something!!
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Old 06-15-06, 06:17 AM
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Does this pain only occur after you ride your bike? I experienced back pain while driving and it turned out to be a combination of poor posture (I have a tendency to lean over to my right when driving) and weak core muscles (50 situps a day cured that in a week).
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Your handlebars are above your seat? My guess is your seat is too low. You are slouched. Find an article on bike position.
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Couple of questions.
How long have you been riding? sometime sore back goes hand in hand
with being a new rider that type of pain will diminish as your core strengthens.

When you ride is your back "straight" or rounded? A straight back will
help to aleviate the stress on your back.

Do you have a history of back pain when not riding the bike?

The right side only sounds suspicious, I would suggest you get checked out by
a physician (orthopod).

Having a history of back issues I'd suggest you take care of this asap,
as Ed073 says back problems suck.

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I'd see a doctor. But sometimes, upright can aggravate your back. Reason being is that your spine gets compressed by your weight. My lower back is the most happy when I'm using my aero bars and my back is reasonably flat.

The aero positon BTW, mimics one of the traction positions given to me by a physical therapist last December when I was in the hospital for back pain and had to stay the night because morphine was not working.
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