Cycling. It is fun. It is calming.
It is a sport (most!) anyone can enjoy. It is
a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain.
Satterwhite Chiropractic is happy to suggest an enjoyable
exercise option with Oxford chiropractic back pain patients for additional
Oxford 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 common. As we age, our discs lose nutrition
and height - more so for some of us than others - which leads to that narrowing. Going to the grocery store becomes 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 thereby reducing Oxford back pain.
Researchers report 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
anyone’s view of life!
HOW CYCLING HELPS RELIEVE Oxford BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL
For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that
has continued 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 apprehensive of cycling due
to fear of pain and fatigue, thinking the bike was too large,
believing they didn’t have time to cycle, and not being motivated to participate in cycling. (Sounds like all of us at times! Oxford
folks do need to set aside time to exercise no
matter how old we are!) Those who got over those concerns 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! Satterwhite Chiropractic supports
our Oxford chiropractic patients to attempt novel
things to assist with their Oxford back pain relief.
CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY
Something new that many Oxford chiropractic
patients don’t fancy trying is back surgery. When
the pain is really uncomfortable, a back surgery sounds 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. Almost half
of the patients improved so much that they did not require
spinal surgery. (2) Now that is an advantage Oxford
lumbar spinal stenosis patients desire!
CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding talking about a case of lumbar spinal stenosis relieved
with Cox Technic spinal manipulation on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.