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Old 2nd June 2009, 09:52   #31
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Hello Doctors,

Need your advise.

I a suffering from severe back pain whenever I ride my bike. The bike is a Honda Unicorn alloy wheel version 2007 model. I have been riding bikes since 2000 my first being a Yamaha Rx 100. I am experiencing this pain since one year and I start feeling the pain after have driven more than 10 KM. To be more precise the pain is at the lower back area and is really excruciating. I got the suspension and fork checked as part of the routine service but everything seems to fine.

I normally commute to my office by office transport but after moving to a new residence the travel time has increased significantly hence thought of switching on to my bike. But have given up due to the pain. My travel distance is 45 KM up and down

Can you please tell me what could be the issue ? I am a sedate driver and the bike is only driven by me. This happens for any kind of road that I take. (just to clear the doubt of bad roads).

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Abhi,

You were riding the bike. Then used company transport. Now came back to your bike.

What was your waist size then and now.
Your weight then and now.

Are you running on old tires that have gone hard and hence lost the ability to cushion the road?
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Abhi,

You were riding the bike. Then used company transport. Now came back to your bike.

What was your waist size then and now.
Your weight then and now.

Are you running on old tires that have gone hard and hence lost the ability to cushion the road?
Sir,

I was using company transport from the beginning but once in a while use my bike for commute. Not only that I use it regularly during weekends and most of my drives are more than 10 KM.

My waist size has been fluctuating between 34 to 36

Yes, both front and rear tires need replacement. They have run 45 K so far. But, could this be responsible ? Please share your thoughts.
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Sir,

I was using company transport from the beginning but once in a while use my bike for commute. Not only that I use it regularly during weekends and most of my drives are more than 10 KM.

My waist size has been fluctuating between 34 to 36

Yes, both front and rear tires need replacement. They have run 45 K so far. But, could this be responsible ? Please share your thoughts.
Tires become brittle with age. They do lose the ability to soften the road.

Excess weight around the stomach places a lot of burden on the back. Just something we all need to take care of.

Do you wear a laptop bag on your shoulders? That can also add a lot of strain.

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Tires become brittle with age. They do lose the ability to soften the road.

Excess weight around the stomach places a lot of burden on the back. Just something we all need to take care of.

Do you wear a laptop bag on your shoulders? That can also add a lot of strain.
Oh God !!! I am falling in both the 1st and 2nd category. And was seriously thinking of dumping my unicorn and going for a new bike (good excuse for a bike upgrade though )

bblost Sir, will the tire change solve this problem at least by 80 %. I am over-health conscious guy and as usual will try to cut down the flab.

Please advise
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Oh God !!! I am falling in both the 1st and 2nd category. And was seriously thinking of dumping my unicorn and going for a new bike (good excuse for a bike upgrade though )
Not a doctor - but personal experience advice for pain.

Avoid carrying a wallet or anything else in your backpocket - especially when you are sitting (on bike or chair or anything). I have stopped using my backpocket totally all through the day.
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I have not kept my wallet in my back pocket for 35 years --- ever since a more street-wise Londoner than I pointed out to me that it is the pick-pocket's dream opportunity.

Could injure the health by affecting one's ability to pay the doc's bill!
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Not a doctor - but personal experience advice for pain.
Even I feel uncomfortable carrying a wallet in my back pocket. Don't carry while driving and at office.

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Tires become brittle with age. They do lose the ability to soften the road.

Excess weight around the stomach places a lot of burden on the back. Just something we all need to take care of.

Do you wear a laptop bag on your shoulders? That can also add a lot of strain.
I hope new tyres will reduce the pain. Felt the same this morning too while coming to office.

The pain is without laptop Imran bhai. With a laptop I don't know what will happen to me. I might park the bike aside and take a taxi/bus and return
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Hello Doctors,

Need your advise.

I a suffering from severe back pain whenever I ride my bike. The bike is a Honda Unicorn alloy wheel version 2007 model. I have been riding bikes since 2000 my first being a Yamaha Rx 100. I am experiencing this pain since one year and I start feeling the pain after have driven more than 10 KM. To be more precise the pain is at the lower back area and is really excruciating. I got the suspension and fork checked as part of the routine service but everything seems to fine.

I normally commute to my office by office transport but after moving to a new residence the travel time has increased significantly hence thought of switching on to my bike. But have given up due to the pain. My travel distance is 45 KM up and down

Can you please tell me what could be the issue ? I am a sedate driver and the bike is only driven by me. This happens for any kind of road that I take. (just to clear the doubt of bad roads).

Update :

My unicorn has Michelin Sirat street tyres now and the ride has become little comfortable than before. However, the back pain still haunts me. I bought a Suzuki Access 125 in Nov 2012 and started using it for the ease of driving in city traffic but to my disappointment there is no relief with the pain.

Have bike pooled with my colleague for two months on his Hero Honda Passion where we share rides and I am surprised that i didn't experience much pain in these two months. Is it that the single shock 2 wheelers are causing this ?

Coming to me, I have checked my weight and don't fall in the 'over-weight' category.

Have consulted a doctor who suggested to apply 'Volini' gel whenever pain occurs.

I am planning to consult an orthopedic this weekend.

Any suggestions are welcome.
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Hi Abhi,

If the shock-absorbers are all good, I would suggest to check the foam-hardness of the seat. Too hard foam may give you lower back pain. Try comparing the hardness with other bike for which you did not get pain.

Also, check out the riding posture. If you are more than average tall or short, you may want to try adjusting the handle-bar position (although typically inproper handle bar position will give you pain in upper back and not the lower back).

Lastly - The tyre pressure - Are you using the company recommended tyre pressure? High pressure will result in generally bumpy ride and can induce back-pain.

Cheers!
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I get a stiff neck, but not exactly pain when I am riding a scooter for > 30 minutes or so. It starts from the bottom of the neck and extends upto the start of the shoulders. It was worse when I used to ride the family Kinetic Honda. To get a temporary relief , I let go of the handlebar while waiting at signals. Dont have this issue when I ride my Pulsar, which has a different riding posture.
Wifey doesnt have this issue for the same scooter, so I am assuming the problem is with me and not the vehicle.
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I get a stiff neck, but not exactly pain when I am riding a scooter for > 30 minutes or so. It starts from the bottom of the neck and extends upto the start of the shoulders. It was worse when I used to ride the family Kinetic Honda. To get a temporary relief , I let go of the handlebar while waiting at signals. Dont have this issue when I ride my Pulsar, which has a different riding posture.
Wifey doesnt have this issue for the same scooter, so I am assuming the problem is with me and not the vehicle.
Hi Sajo,

I feel your problem is due to riding posture for the scooter (assuming that you checked the shock-absorbers and they are fine).

On a different note, if one works continuously on computer (say 6 - 8 hours a day), the muscles tend to get stiffer. This could be one reason why you be experiecing strain and your wife does not.
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Hi Sajo,

I feel your problem is due to riding posture for the scooter (assuming that you checked the shock-absorbers and they are fine).

On a different note, if one works continuously on computer (say 6 - 8 hours a day), the muscles tend to get stiffer. This could be one reason why you be experiecing strain and your wife does not.
Thanks Bulletboy76.
Yes, the scooter (an HH Pleasure) is in fine nick. I dont usually ride on workdays , so that can rule out strain after extended hours of sitting in front of a computer.
So maybe the scooter geometry is not suitable for my height, 5'7 , which doesnt allow me to "naturally" get into the right riding posture.
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