Cycling. It is fun. It is calming.
It is a sport all ages can enjoy. It is
a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain.
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is happy to suggest an gratifying
exercise option with Montreal chiropractic back pain patients for more
Montreal 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
issues like degenerative disc disease and disc
older Montreal 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. Going to the grocery store becomes a delight
just to lean forward over the grocery cart as it feels good!
Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and opens the spinal canal
space thereby reducing Montreal 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 outlook on life!
HOW CYCLING HELPS RELIEVE Montreal BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL
For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that’s 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 uneasy of cycling due
to fear of pain and fatigue, feeling the bike was too big,
believing they didn’t have time to cycle, and not really
wanting to participate in cycling. (Sounds like all of us sometimes! Montreal
folks do need to schedule time to exercise regardless of our age!) Those who got over those issues 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! Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic urges
our Montreal chiropractic patients to attempt novel
things to help with their Montreal back pain relief.
CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY
Something new that many Montreal chiropractic
patients don’t fancy trying is back surgery. When
the pain is bad, a back surgery seems like an answer. In a study conducted at
a spine surgery center, patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and low back pain undergo a 4 months’ training program riding a stationary bicycle.
They cycle at about 70% of maximal capacity. Nearly 50%
of the patients got better so much that they did not require
spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit Montreal
lumbar spinal stenosis patients want!
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding talking about a case of lumbar spinal stenosis relieved
with Cox Technic spinal manipulation on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.