Cycling. It’s fun. It’s relaxing.
It’s a sport all ages can enjoy. It’s
a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain.
Hollstrom & Associates Inc is happy to share an enjoyable
exercise option with Largo chiropractic back pain patients for added
Largo 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
older Largo back pain sufferers have
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. Grocery
shopping comes to be a delight
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 easing Largo back pain.
Researchers report 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
HOW CYCLING HELPS RELIEVE Largo 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 uneasy 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 do it. (Sounds like all of us sometimes! Largo
folks just have to set aside time to exercise regardless of 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 discovered that the bicycle was easy to use. (1) You never know until you try! Hollstrom & Associates Inc encourages
our Largo chiropractic patients to attempt novel
things to help with their Largo back pain relief.
CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY
Something new that many Largo 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 conducted at
a spine surgery center, patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and low back pain undergo a 4 months’ training program using a stationary bicycle.
They cycle at about 70% of maximal capacity. Almost 50%
of the patients improved so much that they did not require
spinal surgery. (2) Now that is an advantage Largo
lumbar spinal stenosis patients want!
CONTACT Hollstrom & Associates Inc
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.