03May

Biking and Chiropractic

With spring in the air, chances are you are enjoying the outdoors more. Those of you who are bike riders have begun to hit the road or trails more, and may have noticed pressure or pain in your upper and lower back or neck.

Nothing can ruin an enjoyable bike ride more than sudden and chronic neck pain. The pain you get from riding a bike can prevent you from riding a bike for an extended period of time.

Neck pain that occurs while riding the bike is often located in the muscles right next to the spinal cord. The muscles that surround your spinal cord provide an important role in keeping your head stable and adjusting to its movements. If you head is forced to stay in one position for too long, these muscles will begin to become overworked and will result in pain. Neck pain from riding can also travel all the way down to your shoulders and upper back.

It is important to take care of this pain immediately before letting it escalate into something far worse. First thing you will want to do is take a break from riding momentarily until things become less painful. Next, you will want to contact us at Towne Lake Family Chiropractic to set up an appointment to get examined and adjusted properly.

Written by Dr. Kirk Pusey, Posted in Blog

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Dr. Kirk Pusey

Dr. Kirk Pusey

Originally from Michigan, Dr. Kirk Pusey is the director of Towne Lake Family Chiropractic. He graduated with high honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Wayne State University in Detroit and earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University in 1982, graduating Summa Cum Laude as class Valedictorian. He was the first chiropractor in Towne Lake. He keeps constantly aware of the latest trends in chiropractic by attending numerous seminars and lectures.