Chiropractic Treatment Plan With Cycling for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief

Cycling. It is fun. It is calming. It’s a sport (most!) anyone can enjoy. It’s a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Apple Country Chiropractic is glad to share an gratifying exercise option with Williamson chiropractic back pain patients for more Williamson 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. Many older Williamson back pain sufferers experience 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. Grocery shopping comes to be a thrill just to lean forward over the grocery cart as it feels good! Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and widens the spinal canal space thus easing Williamson back pain.

WHY CYCLING

Researchers document that flexion-based training like cycling effectively 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 Williamson BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS

For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that has lasted 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, thinking the bike was too large, believing they didn’t have time to cycle, and not being motivated to participate in cycling. (Sounds like all of us at times! Williamson folks just have to set aside time to exercise no matter our age!) Those who got over those concerns and cycled were pleasantly satisfied with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability) and realized that the bicycle was simple. (1) You never know until you try! Apple Country Chiropractic urges our Williamson chiropractic patients to attempt novel things to help with their Williamson back pain relief.

CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY

Something new that many Williamson 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 riding 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 an advantage Williamson lumbar spinal stenosis patients desire!

CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic

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. Michael Johnson.

Schedule your Williamson chiropractic appointment now. Don’t start cycling before talking with Apple Country Chiropractic. Let’s be sure you and cycling are a good match first! We’ll work on the most appropriate Williamson chiropractic treatment plan for relief of your back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis as a team.
 
Apple Country Chiropractic encourages exercise like cycling for back pain relief from lumbar spine stenosis. 
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