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Chiropractic Treatment Plan With Cycling for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief

Cycling. It is fun. It’s relaxing. It is a sport (most!) anyone can enjoy. It is a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Chiropractic Care is happy to suggest an gratifying exercise option with Chicago chiropractic back pain patients for added Chicago 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. In older folks, lumbar spinal stenosis is familiar. As we get older, our discs lose nutrition and height - more so for some of us than others - which leads to that narrowing. Going to the grocery store becomes a joy just to lean forward over the grocery cart as it relieves pain! Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and opens the spinal canal space thus reducing Chicago back pain.

WHY CYCLING

Researchers report 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) Improving the oxygen flow is a good thing to improve anyone’s view of life!

HOW CYCLING HELPS RELIEVE Chicago BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS

For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that has persisted for years, a better 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, feeling the bike was too big, believing they did not have time to cycle, and not really wanting to participate in cycling. (Sound familiar? We can all be like that at times! Chicago folks just have to schedule time to exercise no matter how old we are!) Those who got over those concerns and cycled were pleased with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability) and discovered that the bicycle was simple. (1) You never know until you try! Chiropractic Care supports our Chicago chiropractic patients to attempt new things to assist with their Chicago back pain relief.

CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY

Something new that many Chicago chiropractic patients don’t want to try is back surgery. When the pain is really uncomfortable, 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 do a 4 months’ training program using a stationary bicycle. They cycle at about 70% of maximal capacity. Nearly 50% of the patients got better so much that they did not require spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit Chicago lumbar spinal stenosis patients want!

CONTACT Chiropractic Care

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 Chicago chiropractic appointment today. Don’t start cycling before talking with Chiropractic Care. Let’s be sure you and cycling are a good match first! We’ll work on the proper Chicago chiropractic treatment plan for relief of your back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis together.
 
Chiropractic Care encourages exercise like cycling for back pain relief from lumbar spine stenosis. 
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