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Lower Back Pain Doesn’t Have to Keep You From Riding

Bicycling discusses ways to manage low back pain when cycling according to experts including Peter J. Moley, MD, physiatrist at HSS.

According to Dr. Moley, “Most cyclists will feel lower back pain at some point, especially during hills—but you can continue cycling if the pain is intermittent and resolves after cycling.”

He explained, “Most low back pain on bikes is related to the lumbar discs—the load on the joints of the back is reduced, but disc loads are increased, especially at the lower two lumbar discs. A correct bicycle fit is very important. Seat height, crank arm length, and saddle fore and aft [or where your seat is placed] can all help to make a more comfortable ride.”

Read the full article at Bicycling.com.