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If You Bike, Chiropractic Care May Help

By Paul Rothbart

Since its invention in the 19th century, the bicycle has enjoyed continuing popularity. Bikes are not just for children. Many people use them as the ultimate fuel-efficient vehicle, cycling to work and on errands. You can ride around town or on trails out in nature. Cycling is an excellent workout, building cardio and the muscles of the lower body. For those who are competitive, there are numerous types of races involving bikes, from long-distance races to BMX. Like any form of exercise, cycling can stress the parts of the body most used. This is where regular chiropractic care can be helpful to the dedicated cyclist.

Lower Back Pain

Cycling involves the back being in the same position for long periods, especially on lengthy rides. Much like sitting at a desk all day, this can place quite a strain on the lower back, causing pain and stiffness. It's worse when biking because the spine must be flexed in order to develop power while pedaling. Over time, this can actually shift the position of vertebrae causing subluxations. A chiropractic can adjust the back. Regular visits can prevent the pain and stiffness and keep you going mile after mile.

Knee Pain

The knees work extremely hard when pedaling. Going up hills, riding fast, and biking on rough terrain are especially taxing. Pain in the knees is common and can lead to loss of power when pedaling or injury, which will prevent riding until it heals. Chiropractors are also trained to work on joints. Regular care along with proper form, can help prevent excessive strains on the knees. This can reduce the risk of both pain and injury. Healthy knees are essential to get the most of cycling.

Achilles Pain

As the pedals go around, the foot flexes up and down to keep the motion going. This puts the Achilles tendon in constant motion. This can cause inflammation and pain. As the ankle is a joint, it is another area that a chiropractor can treat. This may be very helpful in avoiding swelling, pain, and injury. 

Neck Pain

Like the back, cyclists keep the heads looking forward, which places the neck in a constant position for the length of the ride. This can also cause pain and affect the vertebrae in the neck. Subluxations are also possible here. Chiropractors are also able to make adjustments to the neck. Any subluxations can be fixed, avoiding injury and relieving pain. 

Cycling is a wonderful sport. It is great exercise but can be quite taxing on the body. If you ride, consider a visit to The Joint Chiropractic. An examination and adjustment may be just what you need to stay pain-free and feeling strong each and every ride. 

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Albuquerque, N.M.

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