Cycling. It’s fun. It’s calming.
It’s a sport all ages can enjoy. It is
a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain.
Mandeville Chiropractic is glad to share an gratifying
exercise option with Mandeville chiropractic back pain patients for added
Mandeville 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
issues like degenerative disc disease and disc
older Mandeville back pain sufferers have
lumbar spinal stenosis. As we get older, our discs lose nutrition
and height - more so for some of us than others - which leads to that narrowing. Going to the grocery store 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 easing Mandeville back pain.
Researchers document that flexion-based
training like cycling efficiently reduced back and enhanced
function and quality of life in older people with chronic low back pain. (1) Just
getting oxygen flowing is a good thing to improve
anyone’s outlook on life!
HOW CYCLING HELPS RELIEVE Mandeville BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL
For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that’s 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, thinking the bike was too big,
feeling they did not have time to cycle, and not being motivated to participate in cycling. (Sounds like all of us sometimes! Mandeville
folks just have to set aside time to exercise no
matter our age!) Those who let
go of those issues and cycled were pleasantly
satisfied with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability)
and discovered that the bicycle was not
bad at all. (1) You never know until you try! Mandeville Chiropractic urges
our Mandeville chiropractic patients to attempt novel
things to assist with their Mandeville back pain relief.
CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY
Something new that many Mandeville chiropractic
patients don’t want to try is back surgery. When
the pain is bad, a back surgery seems like an answer. In a study done at
a spine surgery center, patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and low back pain undergo a 4 months’ training program riding a stationary bicycle.
They cycle at about 70% of maximal capacity. Almost half
of the patients improved so much that they did not require
spinal surgery. (2) Now that is an advantage Mandeville
lumbar spinal stenosis patients desire!
CONTACT Mandeville Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding talking about a case of lumbar spinal stenosis relieved
with Cox Technic spinal manipulation on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.