Cycling. It is fun. It’s calming.
It is a sport (most!) anyone can enjoy. It’s
a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain.
Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is glad to share an enjoyable
exercise option with St. Francisville chiropractic back pain patients for more
St. Francisville 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 St. Francisville back pain sufferers experience
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 delight
just to lean forward over the grocery cart as it relieves pain!
Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and widens the spinal canal
space thus reducing St. Francisville back pain.
Researchers find that flexion-based
training like cycling efficiently reduced back and improved
function and quality of life in older people with chronic low back pain. (1) Just
getting oxygen flowing is a good thing to improve
HOW CYCLING HELPS RELIEVE St. Francisville BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL
For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that’s lasted for years, a better
quality of life is welcome! In one study of the effect of cycling on back
pain in older patients with spinal stenosis, patients were 70.9 years of age. Some were apprehensive 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. (Sounds like all of us sometimes! St. Francisville
folks do need to set aside time to exercise regardless of how old we are!) Those who let
go of those concerns and cycled were pleased with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability)
and realized that the bicycle was not
bad at all. (1) You never know until you try! Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville urges
our St. Francisville chiropractic patients to try new
things to help with their St. Francisville back pain relief.
CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY
Something new that many St. Francisville chiropractic
patients do not want to try is back surgery. When
the pain is bad, a back surgery may
appear like an answer. 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 50%
of the patients improved so much that they did not need
spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit St. Francisville
lumbar spinal stenosis patients want!
CONTACT Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
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.