Cycling. It’s fun. It is calming.
It is a sport (most!) anyone can enjoy. It’s
a way to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain.
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is glad to share an enjoyable
exercise option with Paramus chiropractic back pain patients for additional
Paramus 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. 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 easing Paramus back pain.
Researchers report 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 view of life!
HOW CYCLING HELPS RELIEVE Paramus BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL
For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that’s 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 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 really
wanting to do it. (Sound familiar?
We can all be like that at times! Paramus
folks just have to schedule time to exercise no
matter our age!) Those who let
go of those issues and cycled were pleased with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability)
and found that the bicycle was easy to use. (1) You never know until you try! Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center urges
our Paramus chiropractic patients to try new
things to assist with their Paramus back pain relief.
CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY
Something new that many Paramus chiropractic
patients don’t want to try is back surgery. When
the pain is bad, a back surgery may
appear like a solution. 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 50%
of the patients improved so much that they did not require
spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit Paramus
lumbar spinal stenosis patients desire!
CONTACT Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
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.