Cycling. It’s fun. It’s calming.
It’s a sport all ages can enjoy. It is
a way to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain.
Palmer Chiropractic Center is happy to suggest an gratifying
exercise option with Lynchburg chiropractic back pain patients for additional
Lynchburg 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
issues 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. Grocery
shopping turns out to be a thrill
just to lean forward over the grocery cart as it relieves pain!
Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and opens the spinal canal
space thus easing Lynchburg back pain.
Researchers find 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
HOW CYCLING HELPS RELIEVE Lynchburg BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL
For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that’s continued 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 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 participate in cycling. (Sound familiar?
We can all be like that at times! Lynchburg
folks just have to schedule time to exercise regardless of our age!) Those who got over those issues and cycled were pleased 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! Palmer Chiropractic Center encourages
our Lynchburg chiropractic patients to attempt new
things to help with their Lynchburg back pain relief.
CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY
Something new that many Lynchburg chiropractic
patients don’t fancy trying is back surgery. When
the pain is really uncomfortable, 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 50%
of the patients got better so much that they did not require
spinal surgery. (2) Now that is an advantage Lynchburg
lumbar spinal stenosis patients want!
CONTACT Palmer Chiropractic Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding talking about a patient with lumbar spinal stenosis helped
with Cox Technic spinal manipulation on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.