Cycling. It is 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.
Malverne Health & Wellness is happy to suggest an gratifying
exercise option with Malverne chiropractic back pain patients for added
Malverne 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
spinal conditions like degenerative disc disease and disc
older Malverne 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 becomes a joy
just to lean forward over the grocery cart as it feels good!
Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and widens the spinal canal
space thus easing Malverne back pain.
Researchers document 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
anyone’s outlook on life!
HOW CYCLING HELPS RELIEVE Malverne 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! 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 apprehensive 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. (Sound familiar?
We can all be like that sometimes! Malverne
folks just have to set aside time to exercise no
matter how old we are!) Those who got over those issues and cycled were pleasantly
satisfied with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability)
and realized that the bicycle was simple. (1) You never know until you try! Malverne Health & Wellness urges
our Malverne chiropractic patients to try new
things to assist with their Malverne back pain relief.
CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY
Something new that many Malverne chiropractic
patients do not fancy trying 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 participate
in a 4 months’ training program using a stationary bicycle.
They cycle at about 70% of maximal capacity. Nearly half
of the patients improved so much that they did not require
spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit Malverne
lumbar spinal stenosis patients desire!
CONTACT Malverne Health & Wellness
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.