Cycling. It is fun. It’s relaxing.
It’s a sport all ages can enjoy. It’s
a way to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain.
Moses Chiropractic is glad to share an enjoyable
exercise option with West Palm Beach chiropractic back pain patients for additional
West Palm Beach 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 results from
spinal conditions like degenerative disc disease and disc
older West Palm Beach back pain sufferers experience
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 becomes a thrill
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 West Palm Beach back pain.
Researchers report that flexion-based
training like cycling really reduced back and improved
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 West Palm Beach BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL
For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that
has lasted for years, a better
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 apprehensive 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 really
wanting to do it. (Sound familiar?
We can all be like that at times! West Palm Beach
folks just have to schedule time to exercise regardless of our age!) Those who let
go of those issues and cycled were pleasantly
satisfied with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability)
and realized that the bicycle was not
bad at all. (1) You never know until you try! Moses Chiropractic encourages
our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients to attempt new
things to help with their West Palm Beach back pain relief.
CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY
Something new that many West Palm Beach chiropractic
patients don’t fancy trying is back surgery. When
the pain is really uncomfortable, a back surgery sounds 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. Nearly half
of the patients got better so much that they did not need
spinal surgery. (2) Now that is an advantage West Palm Beach
lumbar spinal stenosis patients want!
CONTACT Moses Chiropractic
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.