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Bicycle Travel => General Discussion => Topic started by: kitchens on May 16, 2017, 01:07:55 am

 
Title: Neck injury/pain issue
Post by: kitchens on May 16, 2017, 01:07:55 am
Just wondering if anyone else has had an issue with extreme pain in the neck while riding? Not from my children; this is a real issue. Have a few missing discs in my neck, which cause severe pain while using a traditional drop handlebar system. Short of surgery, does anyone have suggestions as to how to solve the issue - equipment, exercise, handlebar position, etc. I have a plan to travel the transcontinental route north to south, originating from and returning to the left coast, los angeles area. Maybe do the  four corners of the US as in the motorcycle iron butt routine.
Title: Re: Neck injury/pain issue
Post by: John Nelson on May 16, 2017, 10:51:20 am
Recumbent?
Title: Re: Neck injury/pain issue
Post by: johnsondasw on May 16, 2017, 11:17:12 am
Start with a professional bike fit.  Expect to pay $100-200.  It made a huge difference to me, but I didn't have the spinal  preconditions you do.
Title: Re: Neck injury/pain issue
Post by: PeanutButterShammyCream on May 17, 2017, 05:19:35 am
I have neck issues as well. I modified my bike by adding an extra ring on my handlebar stem, which raised them up higher. Although it is not the most efficient position for riding, it has kept my neck pain at ease.