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Chiropractic Treatment Plan With Cycling for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief

Cycling. It is fun. It is calming. It is a sport (most!) anyone can enjoy. It is a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Chiropractic Associates is glad to share an enjoyable exercise option with Preston chiropractic back pain patients for additional Preston back pain relief.


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. Many older Preston 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. 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 thereby easing Preston back pain.


Researchers document 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) Improving the oxygen flow is a good thing to improve anyone’s outlook on life!


For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that has continued for years, a better 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 apprehensive of cycling due to fear of pain and fatigue, thinking the bike was too large, believing they did not have time to cycle, and not being motivated to do it. (Sounds like all of us at times! Preston folks just have to schedule time to exercise no matter our age!) Those who got over those issues and cycled were pleased with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability) and realized that the bicycle was easy to use. (1) You never know until you try! Chiropractic Associates urges our Preston chiropractic patients to try new things to help with their Preston back pain relief.


Something new that many Preston chiropractic patients don’t want to try is back surgery. When the pain is bad, a back surgery may appear like a solution. In a study done at a spine surgery center, patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and low back pain participate in a 4 months’ training program using a stationary bicycle. They cycle at about 70% of maximal capacity. Nearly half of the patients improved so much that they did not require spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit Preston lumbar spinal stenosis patients want!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Kurt Olding talking about a patient with  lumbar spinal stenosis relieved with Cox Technic spinal manipulation on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson.

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