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Anyone here using an intelliskin?

I'm thinking of getting one to improve posture when riding to avoid back ache. Wondering if anyone has ever tried one
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Do you have any pre-existing back problems?
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I do. I have herniated discs. Been riding with them for the last three years.
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In that case, I think some extra support could be helpful. I would still exercise to specifically strengthen your abdominal area. A strong core will support you're back the most. So what I'm saying is don't rely on the intelliskin but I think it will help.
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Oh ok. Yeah I'm currently seeing a physical therapist plus I have a trainer that my therapist works with to make sure I'm doing the right exercises. Core strength building / TRX type stuff. I have to be consistent with it or I'll fall back to my back aches like I'm dealing with currently. Hoping I get better by season start
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Oh ok. Yeah I'm currently seeing a physical therapist plus I have trainer that my therapist works with to make sure I'm do the right exercises. Core strength building / TRX type stuff. If I have to be consistent with it or fall back to having pain like I am now. Hoping I get better by season start
I hope you feel better too! I hurt my back(sciatic nerve) right before a trip to Breck. I stretched every hour, every day leading up to the trip. It got a little bit better but when I rode it was killing me. I could barely tie my own boots. So I feel your pain.

Good luck man!!!!!!!
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Yeah I think the advice above is excellent. I remember when I injured my back about 14 years ago, my doc basically told me to just strengthen it. I know each injury is different but physio is a really good thing when done right.

That said, I ride with full upper body armour including spine protection. Doesn't really add any stiffness or support, but it could help protect you from a blunt force injury to the area...
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I hope you feel better too! I hurt my back(sciatic nerve) right before a trip to Breck. I stretched every hour, every day leading up to the trip. It got a little bit better but when I rode it was killing me. I could barely tie my own boots. So I feel your pain.

Good luck man!!!!!!!
Ah no good. Hope it's all good now. You reminded me of two years ago when I went to Tahoe and they had crappy conditions. I ended up partially tearing my right knee meniscus. The problem was that I literally was flying Into Colorado to meet with colleagues heading to Aspen. I remember barely being able to walk while in Denver but managed to ride just fine when I go to Aspen. Probably my best riding ever too lol for whatever reason.

Thanks again and hope you are feeling better.
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Yeah I think the advice above is excellent. I remember when I injured my back about 14 years ago, my doc basically told me to just strengthen it. I know each injury is different but physio is a really good thing when done right.

That said, I ride with full upper body armour including spine protection. Doesn't really add any stiffness or support, but it could help protect you from a blunt force injury to the area...
Yeah, I really have to do my part to make sure I get better. Do you still feel pain from time to time because for the injury?

Mind me asking what you're using for armour as well? I was thinking of going that route to be on the safe side
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Yeah, I really have to do my part to make sure I get better. Do you still feel pain from time to time because for the injury?

Mind me asking what you're using for armour as well? I was thinking of going that route to be on the safe side
Little bit of pain but it`s only when I`ve been lazy! lol

I`ve been using the Demon Flex Force Pro upper armour... Works for me
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