Cycling. It’s 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.
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is happy to suggest an gratifying
exercise option with Fernandina Beach chiropractic back pain patients for more
Fernandina Beach 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
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. Going to the grocery store comes to be a joy
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 Fernandina Beach back pain.
Researchers report 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) Improving the oxygen flow is a good thing to improve
HOW CYCLING HELPS RELIEVE Fernandina Beach BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL
For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that
has persisted 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 uneasy of cycling due
to fear of pain and fatigue, thinking the bike was too big,
believing they didn’t have time to cycle, and not being motivated to participate in cycling. (Sounds like all of us at times! Fernandina Beach
folks do need to set aside time to exercise regardless of our age!) Those who got over those concerns and cycled were pleasantly
satisfied with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability)
and discovered that the bicycle was simple. (1) You never know until you try! Amelia Chiropractic Clinic encourages
our Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients to attempt novel
things to assist with their Fernandina Beach back pain relief.
CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY
Something new that many Fernandina Beach chiropractic
patients do not want to try is back surgery. When
the pain is really uncomfortable, 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 do a 4 months’ training program riding a stationary bicycle.
They cycle at about 70% of maximal capacity. Nearly 50%
of the patients got better so much that they did not require
spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit Fernandina Beach
lumbar spinal stenosis patients want!
CONTACT Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding sharing a case of lumbar spinal stenosis relieved
with Cox Technic spinal manipulation on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.