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Posted: Jul 27, 2020 at 20:36 Quote
I’ve been having muscular back pain/soreness for a couple years now, and I’ve done a few things to treat it, including fits, acupuncture, chiropractic, and a lot of strengthening. The strengthening helped a bit, but the soreness and tightness is back with a vengeance. I’m getting another fit from a PT tomorrow, and I’ve started a 30-day plan to strengthen my core.

Would love to hear from others who have struggled with back pain and overcome it. It feels a little hopeless at times. I rode really well this year, but it was a bummer to have my back pain show up again before the end of the season. What did you do? How did you stay sane while you were dealing with it?

Posted: Jul 30, 2020 at 20:40 Quote
dralbright wrote:
I’ve been having muscular back pain/soreness for a couple years now, and I’ve done a few things to treat it, including fits, acupuncture, chiropractic, and a lot of strengthening. The strengthening helped a bit, but the soreness and tightness is back with a vengeance. I’m getting another fit from a PT tomorrow, and I’ve started a 30-day plan to strengthen my core.

Would love to hear from others who have struggled with back pain and overcome it. It feels a little hopeless at times. I rode really well this year, but it was a bummer to have my back pain show up again before the end of the season. What did you do? How did you stay sane while you were dealing with it?

What is causing your back pain? Do you have disc problems or just general discomfort. I have found stretching to be key. When I started running regularly to stay fit during the off season, I got intense back pain. Assumed it was just bad posture or what comes along with running 4-5 miles 7 days a week. My pain was in the middle of my back and felt like something was pulling my spine apart. I eventually figured out it was muscle tightness causing all the issues. More specifically I believe it was based around my psoas muscle. I found a routine of stretching and using a foam roller every day to keep myself loose and haven’t had a problem since. If you have a diagnosed back problem that’s not anything I can help with.
Good luck, hope you get it sorted.

Posted: Aug 3, 2020 at 22:38 Quote
dralbright wrote:
I’ve been having muscular back pain/soreness for a couple years now, and I’ve done a few things to treat it, including fits, acupuncture, chiropractic, and a lot of strengthening. The strengthening helped a bit, but the soreness and tightness is back with a vengeance. I’m getting another fit from a PT tomorrow, and I’ve started a 30-day plan to strengthen my core.

Would love to hear from others who have struggled with back pain and overcome it. It feels a little hopeless at times. I rode really well this year, but it was a bummer to have my back pain show up again before the end of the season. What did you do? How did you stay sane while you were dealing with it?

I am not sure where on your back or what type of pain your having; however i will state what helped me and that is....... Deadlifts. strengthens your whole posturer chain. I used to have lot of lower back pain and once i started (about 2 weeks into training it went away and has never returned. make sure you take plenty of time to learn proper form before putting on any real weight on the bar. Deadlifts are also a great exercise for mountain bikers in general, can help increase pedal power

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