Cycling. It’s fun. It is relaxing.
It’s a sport all ages can enjoy. It’s
a way to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain.
Wilson Family Chiropractic is glad to suggest an enjoyable
exercise option with Millville chiropractic back pain patients for added
Millville 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
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 comes to be a thrill
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 Millville back pain.
Researchers document that flexion-based
training like cycling effectively 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 Millville BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL
For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that’s 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 uneasy of cycling due
to fear of pain and fatigue, thinking the bike was too big,
feeling they did not have time to cycle, and not being motivated to do it. (Sound familiar?
We can all be like that sometimes! Millville
folks just have to schedule time to exercise regardless of our age!) Those who got over those issues and cycled were pleased with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability)
and realized that the bicycle was simple. (1) You never know until you try! Wilson Family Chiropractic urges
our Millville chiropractic patients to attempt novel
things to help with their Millville back pain relief.
CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY
Something new that many Millville chiropractic
patients do not want to try is back surgery. When
the pain is bad, a back surgery may
appear like a solution. In a study conducted at
a spine surgery center, patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and low back pain do 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 need
spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit Millville
lumbar spinal stenosis patients desire!
CONTACT Wilson Family Chiropractic
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.