Cycling. It’s fun. It’s relaxing.
It is a sport (most!) anyone can enjoy. It is
a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain.
Spinal Care Clinic is glad to suggest an gratifying
exercise option with Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic back pain patients for more
Burlington and Hamilton 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
herniation. In older folks, lumbar spinal stenosis is common. 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 opens the spinal canal
space thus easing Burlington and Hamilton back pain.
Researchers report that flexion-based
training like cycling really 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
HOW CYCLING HELPS RELIEVE Burlington and Hamilton 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 uneasy of cycling due
to fear of pain and fatigue, thinking the bike was too large,
believing they didn’t have time to cycle, and not being motivated to participate in cycling. (Sound familiar?
We can all be like that at times! Burlington and Hamilton
folks just have to schedule time to exercise regardless of our age!) Those who let
go of those concerns and cycled were pleasantly
satisfied with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability)
and found that the bicycle was not
bad at all. (1) You never know until you try! Spinal Care Clinic urges
our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients to try new
things to assist with their Burlington and Hamilton back pain relief.
CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY
Something new that many Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic
patients do not fancy trying is back surgery. When
the pain is bad, a back surgery may
appear like a solution. 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. Almost 50%
of the patients improved so much that they did not need
spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit Burlington and Hamilton
lumbar spinal stenosis patients desire!
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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.