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lower back pain, right side during cycling

diamondcat2012-08-19 16:16:51 +0000 #1
any clue what causes this? too much water? not enough water? it cant be too much water because I was making sure i wasnt over doing it, any clue?

it gets even worse when I breathe in really deeply.
Owlie2012-08-19 16:18:49 +0000 #2
Are you right-handed, and does your bike fit properly? Also, how's your core strength and overall cardiovascular fitness?
Wahine2012-08-19 17:02:57 +0000 #3
It sounds like a muscle balance issue, especially given that it hurts more when you take a deep breath in.

You should have your fit and pedaling form checked. Core stability (as mentioned above) is an important factor. You may even want to see a PT, a McKenzie trained therapist would be my first choice.

It's very unlikely to be a metabolic/water issue based on the unilateral nature of the problem and the pain with breathing description.
lovelygamer2012-08-19 16:31:11 +0000 #4
I have lower back pain sometimes after long rides. I'm fairly sure it's core strength weakness I need to work on. Just a thought.
ny biker2012-08-19 17:29:32 +0000 #5
For me, lower back pain on the right side is related to a sacroiliac problem I've had for decades. But it's very low, hip-level, not affected by breathing. FWIW, regular stretching, especially of the hamstrings, helps it a lot.

With my old road bike, I used to get mid-back pain related having to hunch my neck and shoulders in order to reach the handlebars.

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