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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’s a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is glad to share an enjoyable exercise option with St. Francisville chiropractic back pain patients for more St. Francisville 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 St. Francisville back pain sufferers experience lumbar spinal stenosis. 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 delight 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 St. Francisville back pain.


Researchers find that flexion-based training like cycling efficiently 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 attitude!


For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that’s lasted 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, feeling they didn’t have time to cycle, and not really wanting to do it. (Sounds like all of us sometimes! St. Francisville folks do need to set aside time to exercise regardless of how old we are!) Those who let go of those concerns and cycled were pleased with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability) and realized that the bicycle was not bad at all. (1) You never know until you try! Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville urges our St. Francisville chiropractic patients to try new things to help with their St. Francisville back pain relief.


Something new that many St. Francisville chiropractic patients do not want to try is back surgery. When the pain is bad, a back surgery may appear like an answer. 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 50% of the patients improved so much that they did not need spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit St. Francisville 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 St. Francisville chiropractic appointment today. Don’t start cycling before talking with Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville. Let’s explore how good a match cycling and you are first! We’ll work on the proper St. Francisville chiropractic treatment plan for relief of your back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis as a team.
Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville encourages exercise like cycling for back pain relief from lumbar spine stenosis. 
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