Cycling. It is fun. It’s relaxing.
It’s a sport all ages can enjoy. It is
a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain.
McMurray Chiropractic Solutions is happy to share an enjoyable
exercise option with San Jose chiropractic back pain patients for more
San Jose 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 familiar. 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 feels good!
Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and widens the spinal canal
space thereby reducing San Jose back pain.
Researchers report 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) Just
getting oxygen flowing is a good thing to improve
anyone’s view of life!
HOW CYCLING HELPS RELIEVE San Jose BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL
For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that
has persisted for years, an improved
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,
feeling they did not have time to cycle, and not really
wanting to do it. (Sounds like all of us sometimes! San Jose
folks do need to set aside time to exercise no
matter our age!) Those who got over those concerns and cycled were pleasantly
satisfied with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability)
and discovered that the bicycle was simple. (1) You never know until you try! McMurray Chiropractic Solutions urges
our San Jose chiropractic patients to try novel
things to help with their San Jose back pain relief.
CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY
Something new that many San Jose chiropractic
patients don’t want to try 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. Nearly 50%
of the patients improved so much that they did not require
spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit San Jose
lumbar spinal stenosis patients want!
CONTACT McMurray Chiropractic Solutions
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.