Cycling. It’s fun. It’s calming.
It’s a sport all ages can enjoy. It is
a way to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain.
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is glad to share an gratifying
exercise option with Fort Wayne chiropractic back pain patients for additional
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 results from
spinal conditions 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 becomes a joy
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 easing Fort Wayne back pain.
Researchers document that flexion-based
training like cycling efficiently reduced back and improved
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 Fort Wayne BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL
For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that’s 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 uneasy of cycling due
to fear of pain and fatigue, feeling the bike was too large,
believing they did not have time to cycle, and not being motivated to participate in cycling. (Sound familiar?
We can all be like that at times! Fort Wayne
folks do need to set aside time to exercise no
matter how old we are!) Those who let
go of those issues and cycled were pleasantly
satisfied with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability)
and discovered that the bicycle was easy to use. (1) You never know until you try! Aaron Chiropractic Clinic encourages
our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients to try new
things to help with their Fort Wayne back pain relief.
CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY
Something new that many Fort Wayne chiropractic
patients do not fancy trying 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. Nearly half
of the patients improved so much that they did not need
spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit Fort Wayne
lumbar spinal stenosis patients desire!
CONTACT Aaron Chiropractic Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding sharing a patient with lumbar spinal stenosis helped
with Cox Technic spinal manipulation on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.