Neck and Back Pain in Bicycling

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04/14/2005| 0 comments
by Chad Asplund, MD, Charles Webb, DO, and Thad Barkdull, MD

Neck and Back Pain in Bicycling

Improper bicycle fit can lead to dysfunction, impaired performance, and pain.

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