Why Biking is Good For Your Back

If you want to maintain good health and prevent injuries, aerobic exercise is an important part of your routine. For those of us who struggle with frequent lower-back problems, riding a bike is one of the most popular aerobic options. If you often struggle with back pain, consider the numerous advantages of bicycling:

  • Compared to other types of aerobic exercise like jogging or aerobic classes, cycling is significantly less jarring to the spine and less likely to cause further back pain. A stationary bike is particularly good in this regard.
  • People with certain conditions, like lumbar spinal stenosis, find the forward-leaning position employed in bike-riding to be more comfortable.
  • People suffering from conditions like lumbar degenerative disc disease can benefit from being able to recline while they exercise. Such individuals can do well with a recumbent bike.

Of course, if you are to employ bicycling as your aerobic exercise of choice, you should take precautions to make sure that you are not doing more harm than good. Talk to our Edmonds chiropractic for more information on keeping your back strong and healthy.