How to Avoid Back Pain or Pelvic Pain on a Motorbike
Back Pain and Pelvic Pain can be quite common on a motorbike, especially on low rides. Particularly for long rides in a sustained riding position and to some degree the vibration coming from the engine could impack your back pain as as process called proprioception which affect muscle control is affected by vibration.
Type of Motorbikes
It is important to consider that the riding position of various types of motorbikes will affect your back pain or pelvic pain. This is dependent on the type of motorbike you ride.
Supersports Bike, the riding position involves the rider to be leaning forwards as this allows for greater aerodynamics and banking around corners. The problem with the position, it causes you to over stretch the muscles in your low back and over the duration of the ride, you can develop muscle fatigue and pain.
Sports Touring – Sports touring bike riding position can vary based on the configuration of the motorbike
Tourer – The riding position is usually more relaxed and upright and in some cases there maybe a back support attached to your seat.
Enduro – you are usually sat upright
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Make sure you stop for breaks every 2 hours, maybe a short walk could a helpful to alleviate the pain associated with the muscle fatigue in the low back
You can even perform stretchs whilst sitting on the bike or off the bike.
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