Neurologic injuries in cycling and bike riding

Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2009 Feb;20(1):241-8, xi. doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2008.10.015.


Cycling is often considered a leisurely activity with minimal potential for severe or chronic injury. Acute head and spinal trauma can be devastating and can predominantly contribute to all-cause mortality in injuries attributed to cycling. Chronic overuse injuries primarily affecting the ulnar, median, and pudendal nerves are also a cause of significant morbidity for the cyclist.