Recovering from lower back therapy is often a painful and time taking process. You have to ensure almost zero loads on your spine. You need to avoid lifting weights, change your posture, eat a balanced diet, and make many changes to your lifestyle. They can leave your body with minimum energy levels and more fatigue. I have experienced the effects personally. I had a slip-disc which left me confined to my home for nearly six months.
I underwent chiropractic treatments which solved the problem to a considerable extent. However, my chiropractor advised maximum rest and minimum stress. I was a freelancer and had no other sores of income other than my profession. So, I had to find a faster way to recover within a short time.
My chiropractor advised bringing home an exercise bike, which can help in speeding up the recovery and healing time. In the beginning, I was apprehensive, because I was not sure how my back could endure the stress of cycling. However, he assured good results by introducing me to many of his patients who got good results from the bike.
Exercise Bike Comes Home
I ordered an exercise bike online and got it home within the next three days. It looked compact, beautiful and professional. All I could see were a handlebar, two supporting legs, a seat, and a display unit. The user manual helped me to learn the basics of how to work and use the control panel. Of course, there was also a manual adjusting system for customizing the seat and positioning parts.
My First Day with the Equipment
I started very cautiously with the bike workout program. The first thing I had to adjust was the resistance. It gives exercise to the leg, thigh, abs and feet muscles. My chiropractor also told me that it can improve the proper alignment of the discs on my lower back. My practical experience showed me that my cardiovascular system improved much better than before.
I could feel some tingling sensations in my lower back and the spine after the first day’s workout. I worked only for 15 minutes in the morning. I felt it was ok and I could manage the same routine every day.
I could observe gradual changes as I started working. There was a considerable improvement in my appetite. My wife told me I was eating more and consuming a lot of water. Of course, that was true. That was a great feeling for me. The back pain also started reducing slowly but surely.
Surprising changes came in my health conditions. I started reducing my smoking from 10 in a day to 9, 8, 7 and 6. Today I still smoke, but hardly more than two in a day. I consume wine once in a week and stopped hard-drinks. My physique has improved considerably after 45 days of working out on the bike.
My friends have been using other medical equipment to overcome problems like a spinal misalignment, shoulder pain, obesity, etc. I will share about their experiences too in my next bogs.