Cycling. It’s fun. It’s relaxing.
It is a sport all ages can enjoy. It is
a way to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain.
Cross Chiropractic Center is happy to share an gratifying
exercise option with Sandy Springs chiropractic back pain patients for more
Sandy 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
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. Grocery
shopping turns out to be a delight
just to lean forward over the grocery cart as it relieves pain!
Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and widens the spinal canal
space thus reducing Sandy Springs back pain.
Researchers document 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) Just
getting oxygen flowing is a good thing to improve
anyone’s view of life!
HOW CYCLING HELPS RELIEVE Sandy Springs BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL
For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that
has lasted 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, feeling the bike was too big,
believing they did not have time to cycle, and not being motivated to participate in cycling. (Sounds like all of us sometimes! Sandy Springs
folks do need to set aside 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 simple. (1) You never know until you try! Cross Chiropractic Center supports
our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients to try new
things to assist with their Sandy Springs back pain relief.
CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY
Something new that many Sandy Springs chiropractic
patients do not fancy trying is back surgery. When
the pain is really uncomfortable, a back surgery seems like an answer. In a study conducted 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 got better so much that they did not require
spinal surgery. (2) Now that is an advantage Sandy Springs
lumbar spinal stenosis patients desire!
CONTACT Cross 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.