Cycling. It is fun. It’s calming.
It is a sport all ages can enjoy. It is
a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain.
Most Chiropractic Clinic is happy to suggest an gratifying
exercise option with Murfreesboro chiropractic back pain patients for more
Murfreesboro 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
older Murfreesboro 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 widens the spinal canal
space thereby easing Murfreesboro 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 Murfreesboro BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL
For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that
has 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, feeling 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! Murfreesboro
folks just have to schedule time to exercise no
matter how old we are!) 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 easy to use. (1) You never know until you try! Most Chiropractic Clinic supports
our Murfreesboro chiropractic patients to attempt novel
things to assist with their Murfreesboro back pain relief.
CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY
Something new that many Murfreesboro chiropractic
patients don’t want to try is back surgery. When
the pain is really uncomfortable, a back surgery may
appear like an answer. In a study done 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 50%
of the patients got better so much that they did not need
spinal surgery. (2) Now that is an advantage Murfreesboro
lumbar spinal stenosis patients desire!
CONTACT Most Chiropractic Clinic
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.