Cycling. It is fun. It is calming.
It’s a sport all ages can enjoy. It is
a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain.
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is glad to share an gratifying
exercise option with Ashburn chiropractic back pain patients for more
Ashburn 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
spinal conditions like degenerative disc disease and disc
herniation. In older folks, lumbar spinal stenosis is common. As we age, our discs lose nutrition
and height - more so for some of us than others - which leads to that narrowing. Grocery
shopping turns out to be a thrill
just to lean forward over the grocery cart as it relieves pain!
Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and widens the spinal canal
space thus easing Ashburn back pain.
Researchers document that flexion-based
training like cycling efficiently 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 Ashburn BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL
For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that
has 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 large,
feeling they did not have time to cycle, and not being motivated to do it. (Sound familiar?
We can all be like that sometimes! Ashburn
folks just have to set aside time to exercise no
matter our age!) Those who let
go of those issues 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! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn supports
our Ashburn chiropractic patients to try new
things to assist with their Ashburn back pain relief.
CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY
Something new that many Ashburn chiropractic
patients do not want to try is back surgery. When
the pain is really uncomfortable, a back surgery seems like a solution. 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 need
spinal surgery. (2) Now that is an advantage Ashburn
lumbar spinal stenosis patients want!
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding sharing a patient with lumbar spinal stenosis relieved
with Cox Technic spinal manipulation on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.