Cycling. It’s fun. It is relaxing.
It is a sport (most!) anyone can enjoy. It’s
a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain.
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is glad to suggest an gratifying
exercise option with Carrolltown chiropractic back pain patients for more
Carrolltown 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 follows from
spinal conditions like degenerative disc disease and disc
herniation. In older folks, lumbar spinal stenosis is familiar. 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 turns out 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 easing Carrolltown back pain.
Researchers find that flexion-based
training like cycling effectively 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
anyone’s outlook on life!
HOW CYCLING HELPS RELIEVE Carrolltown BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL
For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that’s 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 didn’t have time to cycle, and not being motivated to participate in cycling. (Sounds like all of us at times! Carrolltown
folks do need to set aside time to exercise no
matter how old we are!) Those who let
go of those concerns and cycled were pleasantly
satisfied with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability)
and realized that the bicycle was simple. (1) You never know until you try! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation encourages
our Carrolltown chiropractic patients to try new
things to help with their Carrolltown back pain relief.
CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY
Something new that many Carrolltown chiropractic
patients don’t want to try is back surgery. When
the pain is really uncomfortable, a back surgery may
appear like an answer. In a study conducted at
a spine surgery center, patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and low back pain participate
in a 4 months’ training program riding 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 Carrolltown
lumbar spinal stenosis patients desire!
CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & 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.