Cycling. It’s fun. It is calming.
It is a sport (most!) anyone can enjoy. It is
a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain.
Chiropractic Associates is glad to share an enjoyable
exercise option with Preston chiropractic back pain patients for additional
Preston 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 results from
spinal conditions like degenerative disc disease and disc
older Preston back pain sufferers have
lumbar spinal stenosis. As we age, our discs lose nutrition
and height - more so for some of us than others - which leads to that narrowing. Grocery
shopping comes to be a thrill
just to lean forward over the grocery cart as it feels good!
Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and widens the spinal canal
space thereby easing Preston back pain.
Researchers document that flexion-based
training like cycling really 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 outlook on life!
HOW CYCLING HELPS RELIEVE Preston BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL
For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that
has continued for years, a better
quality of life is welcome! One
study explored how cycling affected older back pain patients. Their average age
was 70.9 years. Some were apprehensive of cycling due
to fear of pain and fatigue, thinking the bike was too large,
feeling they did not have time to cycle, and not being motivated to do it. (Sounds like all of us at times! Preston
folks just have to schedule time to exercise no
matter our age!) Those who got over those issues and cycled were pleased with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability)
and realized that the bicycle was easy to use. (1) You never know until you try! Chiropractic Associates urges
our Preston chiropractic patients to try new
things to help with their Preston back pain relief.
CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY
Something new that many Preston chiropractic
patients don’t want to try is back surgery. When
the pain is bad, a back surgery may
appear like a solution. In a study done at
a spine surgery center, patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and low back pain participate
in 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 require
spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit Preston
lumbar spinal stenosis patients want!
CONTACT Chiropractic Associates
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding talking about a patient with lumbar spinal stenosis relieved
with Cox Technic spinal manipulation on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.