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· Roadbike Rider
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About two hours after a tough ride. I stood up from the computer and my lower back seized up. I felt moderate pain, enough that I had trouble standing and walking. I saw my chiropractor the next day and after examining me and hearing that I had ramped up my riding lately to 350 + km's/wk said " I had inflamation of the ligaments in the SI joint and it's related to repetitive stress from the cycling".

He applied TENS and worked the area with a vibration pad thing. I'm icing it and taking ibuprofin. He said stay off the bike for a week and suggested stretches, most of which I do already.

He says he sees this a lot in cyclist but it's the first I have heard of it. Anyone else have this.
 

· BS the DC
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Besides treating this on a daily basis as a chiropractor, I have experience this pain personally. Cycling is tough on the sacroiliac joint because you are in a flexed position with the hips in constant motion. No problem if your sacroiliac joint is fine, but if it's inflammed it can be painful.
 
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