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What is this pain????(3 posts)

What is this pain????Psychler
Sep 23, 2002 8:26 AM
Over the past month, about an hour into a ride I get this nagging PAIN in my lower back, left side only...around the kidney area (Not saying it's the kidney, just giving a location)...I, oddly enough, had a renal sonogram two weeks ago - negative)...The pain subsides once I sit up...same problem mountain biking...Only left side, wow! does it hurt...Never aware of it outside of cycling....Any ideas?
re: What is this pain????rbb
Sep 23, 2002 10:15 AM
Have you tried stretching it before, after, and perhaps during the ride?
Could it perhaps be a slight kidney infection?
Take care
When I was a childMcAndrus
Sep 23, 2002 10:32 AM
Oh those many decades ago when I was a child I had a similar problem on my left side. Around the kidney it would hurt like blazes if, from a sitting position, I lay over on my right side lengthening the muscle in the lower back of my left side.

When I was in the service I asked a doctor about it. He did a quick exam and said the muscles on that side were weaker then their partners on the right side. So I started doing weight bearing exercises to strengthen the left lower back.

After a few weeks the pain stopped and thirty years later the problem has never reoccurred.

Might yours be something like that?