Cycling. It’s fun. It is calming.
It is a sport (most!) anyone can enjoy. It’s
a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain.
The Novelli Wellness Center is happy to suggest an gratifying
exercise option with Buffalo, NY chiropractic back pain patients for more
Buffalo, NY 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 results from
spinal conditions like degenerative disc disease and disc
herniation. In older folks, lumbar spinal stenosis is familiar. As we age, our discs lose nutrition
and height - more so for some of us than others - which leads to that narrowing. Grocery
shopping comes to be a joy
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 reducing Buffalo, NY back pain.
Researchers report that flexion-based
training like cycling really 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 Buffalo, NY 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! 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 uneasy of cycling due
to fear of pain and fatigue, feeling the bike was too big,
feeling they didn’t have time to cycle, and not being motivated to participate in cycling. (Sounds like all of us at times! Buffalo, NY
folks do need to set aside time to exercise no
matter how old we are!) 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 not
bad at all. (1) You never know until you try! The Novelli Wellness Center supports
our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients to try novel
things to assist with their Buffalo, NY back pain relief.
CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY
Something new that many Buffalo, NY chiropractic
patients do not fancy trying 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 undergo a 4 months’ training program using 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 Buffalo, NY
lumbar spinal stenosis patients desire!
CONTACT The Novelli Wellness Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding sharing a case of lumbar spinal stenosis helped
with Cox Technic spinal manipulation on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.