Cycling. It’s fun. It’s relaxing.
It is a sport (most!) anyone can enjoy. It is
a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain.
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is happy to share an enjoyable
exercise option with Manahawkin chiropractic back pain patients for added
Manahawkin 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
issues like degenerative disc disease and disc
herniation. In older folks, lumbar spinal stenosis is common. As we age, our discs lose nutrition
and height - more so for some of us than others - which leads to that narrowing. Grocery
shopping comes to be a joy
just to lean forward over the grocery cart as it relieves pain!
Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and opens the spinal canal
space thereby easing Manahawkin 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 Manahawkin BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL
For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that’s lasted 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 did not have time to cycle, and not really
wanting to do it. (Sound familiar?
We can all be like that sometimes! Manahawkin
folks do need to set aside time to exercise regardless of how old we are!) Those who got over those concerns and cycled were pleased with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability)
and found that the bicycle was simple. (1) You never know until you try! Manahawkin Chiropractic Center urges
our Manahawkin chiropractic patients to attempt new
things to help with their Manahawkin back pain relief.
CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY
Something new that many Manahawkin 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 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. Almost 50%
of the patients got better so much that they did not need
spinal surgery. (2) Now that is an advantage Manahawkin
lumbar spinal stenosis patients desire!
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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.