Cycling. It’s fun. It is calming.
It is a sport all ages can enjoy. It’s
a way to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain.
Tarrytown Chiropractic is glad to suggest an enjoyable
exercise option with Tarrytown chiropractic back pain patients for added
Tarrytown 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 familiar. 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 relieves pain!
Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and widens the spinal canal
space thereby easing Tarrytown back pain.
Researchers find 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) Improving the oxygen flow is a good thing to improve
anyone’s view of life!
HOW CYCLING HELPS RELIEVE Tarrytown BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL
For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that’s persisted 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 frightened 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 do it. (Sound familiar?
We can all be like that at times! Tarrytown
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 realized that the bicycle was simple. (1) You never know until you try! Tarrytown Chiropractic supports
our Tarrytown chiropractic patients to attempt novel
things to assist with their Tarrytown back pain relief.
CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY
Something new that many Tarrytown chiropractic
patients don’t want to try is back surgery. When
the pain is bad, 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 half
of the patients got better so much that they did not need
spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit Tarrytown
lumbar spinal stenosis patients want!
CONTACT Tarrytown Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding sharing a case of lumbar spinal stenosis helped
with Cox Technic spinal manipulation on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.