Cycling. It is fun. It is calming.
It’s a sport (most!) anyone can enjoy. It is
a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain.
Spine & Sports Rehab Center is glad to share an gratifying
exercise option with Baton Rouge chiropractic back pain patients for more
Baton Rouge 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 familiar. As we age, our discs lose nutrition
and height - more so for some of us than others - which leads to that narrowing. Grocery
shopping turns out to be 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 thus easing Baton Rouge back pain.
Researchers find that flexion-based
training like cycling effectively 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 Baton Rouge BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL
For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that
has lasted 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 uneasy of cycling due
to fear of pain and fatigue, feeling the bike was too big,
feeling they didn’t have time to cycle, and not being motivated to participate in cycling. (Sounds like all of us sometimes! Baton Rouge
folks just have 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 simple. (1) You never know until you try! Spine & Sports Rehab Center encourages
our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients to try new
things to help with their Baton Rouge back pain relief.
CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY
Something new that many Baton Rouge chiropractic
patients do not want to try is back surgery. When
the pain is bad, 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 undergo a 4 months’ training program riding 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 an advantage Baton Rouge
lumbar spinal stenosis patients desire!
CONTACT Spine & Sports Rehab Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding sharing a case of lumbar spinal stenosis relieved
with Cox Technic spinal manipulation on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.