Cycling. It is fun. It is calming.
It is a sport all ages can enjoy. It is
a way to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain.
Soft Health and Healing Clinic is happy to share an gratifying
exercise option with Brooks chiropractic back pain patients for added
Brooks 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 Brooks back pain sufferers experience
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 thrill
just to lean forward over the grocery cart as it relieves pain!
Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and widens the spinal canal
space thereby easing Brooks back pain.
Researchers report 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
anyone’s outlook on life!
HOW CYCLING HELPS RELIEVE Brooks 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! In one study of the effect of cycling on back
pain in older patients with spinal stenosis, patients were 70.9 years of age. Some were frightened of cycling due
to fear of pain and fatigue, feeling the bike was too big,
feeling they didn’t have time to cycle, and not really
wanting to participate in cycling. (Sound familiar?
We can all be like that sometimes! Brooks
folks just have to schedule time to exercise regardless of how old we are!) Those who got over those issues and cycled were pleasantly
satisfied with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability)
and found that the bicycle was simple. (1) You never know until you try! Soft Health and Healing Clinic urges
our Brooks chiropractic patients to attempt novel
things to assist with their Brooks back pain relief.
CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY
Something new that many Brooks chiropractic
patients don’t want to try 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 do a 4 months’ training program using a stationary bicycle.
They cycle at about 70% of maximal capacity. Almost 50%
of the patients got better so much that they did not need
spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit Brooks
lumbar spinal stenosis patients desire!
CONTACT Soft Health and Healing 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.