Cycling. It’s fun. It’s relaxing.
It’s a sport (most!) anyone can enjoy. It’s
a way to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain.
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is glad to suggest an enjoyable
exercise option with Eugene chiropractic back pain patients for additional
Eugene 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 follows 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. 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 opens the spinal canal
space thus reducing Eugene back pain.
Researchers find that flexion-based
training like cycling really 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 Eugene BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL
For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that
has lasted for years, a better
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, 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 at times! Eugene
folks just have to schedule time to exercise regardless of how old we are!) Those who got over those concerns and cycled were pleased with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability)
and discovered that the bicycle was simple. (1) You never know until you try! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic urges
our Eugene chiropractic patients to attempt new
things to help with their Eugene back pain relief.
CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY
Something new that many Eugene chiropractic
patients don’t fancy trying is back surgery. When
the pain is really uncomfortable, 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 do a 4 months’ training program riding 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 Eugene
lumbar spinal stenosis patients want!
CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding sharing a patient with lumbar spinal stenosis helped
with Cox Technic spinal manipulation on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.