Cycling. It’s fun. It’s relaxing. It is a sport all ages can enjoy. It’s a way to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is happy to suggest an enjoyable exercise option with Augusta chiropractic back pain patients for additional Augusta 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. Many older Augusta back pain sufferers have lumbar spinal stenosis. As we age, our discs lose nutrition and height - more so for some of us than others - which leads to that narrowing. Grocery shopping becomes a joy just to lean forward over the grocery cart as it feels good! Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and opens the spinal canal space thereby easing Augusta back pain.
Researchers find 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 anyone’s outlook on life!
HOW CYCLING HELPS RELIEVE Augusta BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS
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 uneasy 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 really wanting to do it. (Sounds like all of us at times! Augusta folks just have to set aside time to exercise no matter how old we are!) Those who let go of those issues and cycled were pleasantly satisfied with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability) and found that the bicycle was easy to use. (1) You never know until you try! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic supports our Augusta chiropractic patients to attempt novel things to help with their Augusta back pain relief.
CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY
Something new that many Augusta chiropractic patients don’t fancy trying is back surgery. When the pain is bad, 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 undergo 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 need spinal surgery. (2) Now that is an advantage Augusta lumbar spinal stenosis patients desire!
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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. Michael Johnson.