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Cycling & Back Pain

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Back discomfort, is a frequent issue among cyclists. This guide aims to address how Apiir solves this issue, followed by alternative considerations that can help with alleviating back discomfort.


 

Identifying Different Types of Back Pain

Back pain can be placed into two categories:
Lower Back Pain:

Caused by a too-relaxed seating position, leading to excessive weight on the lower back.

 

Upper Back Pain:

Stemming from an overly aggressive posture, putting strain on the upper back

 


 

Addressing the Pain Points

Adjusting your bike's saddle height is critical in preventing back pain. A saddle set too
low can overload your lower back, potentially causing pain and contributing to poor
pedaling technique, muscle imbalances, and increased risk of knee injuries. Conversely,
a saddle that's too high can shift excessive weight onto the handlebars, leading to upper
back discomfort. To alleviate upper back pain, consider adjusting your handlebars. A
common approach includes shortening the stem and raising the handlebar height, which
can significantly improve comfort and riding posture.

 

Balancing Riding Style

Being mindful of your riding style and posture while cycling is key. Avoid extreme
postures; aim for a balance between relaxed and aggressive positions. Strengthening
your core and back muscles, along with regular stretching exercises, can significantly
alleviate and prevent back pain.

 

Apiir can get you in touch with a Specialist
Persistent back pain, despite adjustments based on Apiir, indicates the need for a
professional assessment. Apiir can get you in touch with a specialist, potentially
uncovering underlying issues not immediately apparent through Apiir.
 
Take contact with us at hello@apiir.tech!