Cycling. It is fun. It is calming.
It is a sport all ages can enjoy. It’s
a way to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain.
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation is happy to share an enjoyable
exercise option with Tonawanda chiropractic back pain patients for added
Tonawanda back pain relief.
WHAT IS LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS
Lumbar spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal
area in the low back. Such narrowing stems from
spinal conditions like degenerative disc disease and disc
herniation. In older folks, lumbar spinal stenosis is common. As we age, our discs lose nutrition
and height - more so for some of us than others - which leads to that narrowing. Grocery
shopping becomes a thrill
just to lean forward over the grocery cart as it relieves pain!
Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and widens the spinal canal
space thereby easing Tonawanda back pain.
Researchers find that flexion-based
training like cycling effectively reduced back and improved
function and quality of life in older people with chronic low back pain. (1) Improving the oxygen flow is a good thing to improve
anyone’s view of life!
HOW CYCLING HELPS RELIEVE Tonawanda BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL
For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that
has lasted for years, an improved
quality of life is welcome! One
study explored how cycling affected older back pain patients. Their average age
was 70.9 years. Some were frightened of cycling due
to fear of pain and fatigue, feeling the bike was too large,
feeling they didn’t have time to cycle, and not really
wanting to do it. (Sound familiar?
We can all be like that at times! Tonawanda
folks do need to set aside time to exercise no
matter our age!) Those who let
go of those concerns and cycled were pleased with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability)
and discovered that the bicycle was simple. (1) You never know until you try! Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation encourages
our Tonawanda chiropractic patients to try new
things to help with their Tonawanda back pain relief.
CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY
Something new that many Tonawanda chiropractic
patients do not fancy trying is back surgery. When
the pain is bad, a back surgery seems like a solution. In a study done at
a spine surgery center, patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and low back pain undergo a 4 months’ training program using a stationary bicycle.
They cycle at about 70% of maximal capacity. Nearly half
of the patients improved so much that they did not need
spinal surgery. (2) Now that is an advantage Tonawanda
lumbar spinal stenosis patients desire!
CONTACT Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding talking about a case of lumbar spinal stenosis helped
with Cox Technic spinal manipulation on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.