Cycling. It’s fun. It is relaxing.
It is a sport (most!) anyone can enjoy. It’s
a way to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain.
Hutter Chiropractic Office is happy to suggest an gratifying
exercise option with Groton chiropractic back pain patients for additional
Groton 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
spinal conditions like degenerative disc disease and disc
herniation. In older folks, lumbar spinal stenosis is common. 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 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 thereby reducing Groton back pain.
Researchers find that flexion-based
training like cycling efficiently reduced back and enhanced
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 outlook on life!
HOW CYCLING HELPS RELIEVE Groton BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL
For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that
has continued for years, an improved
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 large,
believing they did not have time to cycle, and not being motivated to do it. (Sounds like all of us at times! Groton
folks just have to set aside time to exercise regardless of 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 easy to use. (1) You never know until you try! Hutter Chiropractic Office supports
our Groton chiropractic patients to try novel
things to assist with their Groton back pain relief.
CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY
Something new that many Groton chiropractic
patients don’t fancy trying is back surgery. When
the pain is bad, a back surgery may
appear 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 using 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 a benefit Groton
lumbar spinal stenosis patients desire!
CONTACT Hutter Chiropractic Office
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding talking about a patient with lumbar spinal stenosis relieved
with Cox Technic spinal manipulation on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.