Cycling. It’s fun. It’s calming.
It’s a sport all ages can enjoy. It is
a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain.
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is happy to share an enjoyable
exercise option with Colorado Springs chiropractic back pain patients for more
Colorado Springs 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
older Colorado Springs back pain sufferers have
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 turns out to be a joy
just to lean forward over the grocery cart as it feels good!
Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and widens the spinal canal
space thus reducing Colorado Springs back pain.
Researchers document 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
HOW CYCLING HELPS RELIEVE Colorado Springs BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL
For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that’s lasted 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 uneasy of cycling due
to fear of pain and fatigue, feeling the bike was too large,
believing they didn’t have time to cycle, and not really
wanting to participate in cycling. (Sound familiar?
We can all be like that sometimes! Colorado Springs
folks do need to schedule time to exercise regardless of our age!) 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! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR urges
our Colorado Springs chiropractic patients to try new
things to help with their Colorado Springs back pain relief.
CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY
Something new that many Colorado Springs chiropractic
patients do not fancy trying is back surgery. When
the pain is really uncomfortable, a back surgery may
appear 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. Nearly half
of the patients got better so much that they did not need
spinal surgery. (2) Now that is an advantage Colorado Springs
lumbar spinal stenosis patients desire!
CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding talking about a patient with lumbar spinal stenosis relieved
with Cox Technic spinal manipulation on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.