Cycling. It’s fun. It’s calming.
It’s a sport (most!) anyone can enjoy. It’s
a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain.
Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center is happy to suggest an enjoyable
exercise option with Fort Wayne chiropractic back pain patients for added
Fort Wayne 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 stems from
issues like degenerative disc disease and disc
older Fort Wayne 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 turns out to be a delight
just to lean forward over the grocery cart as it feels good!
Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and opens the spinal canal
space thus reducing Fort Wayne 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
HOW CYCLING HELPS RELIEVE Fort Wayne BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL
For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that
has persisted 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 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 at times! Fort Wayne
folks do need to set aside time to exercise no
matter our age!) Those who got over 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! Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center urges
our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients to try new
things to assist with their Fort Wayne back pain relief.
CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY
Something new that many Fort Wayne chiropractic
patients do not want to try is back surgery. When
the pain is really uncomfortable, a back surgery sounds 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. Nearly 50%
of the patients improved so much that they did not require
spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit Fort Wayne
lumbar spinal stenosis patients want!
CONTACT Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological 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.