Cycling. It’s fun. It’s relaxing.
It is a sport (most!) anyone can enjoy. It is
a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain.
Innate Wisdom is glad to share an gratifying
exercise option with New York City chiropractic back pain patients for added
New York City 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
issues like degenerative disc disease and disc
older New York City back pain sufferers are diagnosed with
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 comes to be a thrill
just to lean forward over the grocery cart as it relieves pain!
Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and widens the spinal canal
space thereby easing New York City 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 outlook on life!
HOW CYCLING HELPS RELIEVE New York City 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! 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 frightened of cycling due
to fear of pain and fatigue, thinking the bike was too large,
believing they did not have time to cycle, and not really
wanting to participate in cycling. (Sounds like all of us at times! New York City
folks do need to schedule time to exercise no
matter our age!) Those who let
go of those issues and cycled were pleased 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! Innate Wisdom supports
our New York City chiropractic patients to attempt novel
things to help with their New York City back pain relief.
CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY
Something new that many New York City chiropractic
patients do not want to try is back surgery. When
the pain is bad, a back surgery seems 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 riding a stationary bicycle.
They cycle at about 70% of maximal capacity. Nearly 50%
of the patients got better so much that they did not need
spinal surgery. (2) Now that is an advantage New York City
lumbar spinal stenosis patients want!
CONTACT Innate Wisdom
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding talking about a case of lumbar spinal stenosis helped
with Cox Technic spinal manipulation on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.