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Why is my lower back stiff after biking?
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Dr. Richard Popowitz
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Poor mechanics
Consider using a recumbent bike.

In brief: Poor mechanics
Consider using a recumbent bike.
Dr. Richard Popowitz
Dr. Richard Popowitz
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Back strain.
After a long ride, back pain is not uncommon before you start out, try stretching and take some Aleve (naproxen) or motrin.
A program of core strengthening will help too. If pain persists, massage may help, but at that point you might want to see a trained professional and consider some supervised rehab.

In brief: Back strain.
After a long ride, back pain is not uncommon before you start out, try stretching and take some Aleve (naproxen) or motrin.
A program of core strengthening will help too. If pain persists, massage may help, but at that point you might want to see a trained professional and consider some supervised rehab.
Dr. John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres
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Dr. Christopher Bell
Agree with the above, but you also may want to do a search in your area for someone who can perform a medical bike fit--you may need to make some adjustments on your bike that may help with your back pain. This is usually with a physical therapist or even some sports medicine physicians, and typically it is covered by insurance.
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