Benefits and Risks of Participating in the Study

Potential benefits:

Riding Bicycle

  • Less back pain

  • Less stiffness

  • Reduction in pain medication use

  • Less money spent on medical care

Potential risks:

  • Increased back, joint, or muscle pain

  • Side effects are mild and are similar to usual physical activity

  • No improvement or benefit

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