Been doing sprint triathlons for 1.5 years, otherwise, just training to stay fit-ish between a combination of TrainerRoad, running, strength training, and stretching.
I’ve recently tried to ramp up my training a few times only to be sidelined due to back pain. The back pain comes from the left side thoracic region…accumulating slowly on my road bike (about 45 minutes) and much faster on my tri-bike in my aero bars (15-20 minutes between aero and the bullhorns).
I’ve gotten multiple retul fits but my doctor and my physical/massage therapist says that my muscular system is struggling to compensating for my scoliosis and the strain I’m putting on my spine by being on my bike, causing imbalances and extreme tightness and thus the pain.
Deep tissue massages on a monthly basis is getting expensive (not to mention painful), I’ve tried “cupping” with no real positive impact.
Anyone on here have experience with this and how do you manage? Should I just resort to sitting on a hybrid or a beach cruiser?