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Chiropractic Treatment Plan With Cycling for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief

Cycling. It’s fun. It is relaxing. It’s a sport (most!) anyone can enjoy. It is a way to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. New Roads Chiropractic Center is happy to share an enjoyable exercise option with New Roads chiropractic back pain patients for more New Roads back pain relief.


Lumbar spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal area in the low back. Such narrowing follows from issues like degenerative disc disease and disc herniation. In older folks, lumbar spinal stenosis is familiar. As we age, our discs lose nutrition and height - more so for some of us than others - which leads to that narrowing. Going to the grocery store turns out 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 New Roads back pain.


Researchers document that flexion-based training like cycling really reduced back and enhanced 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 view of life!


For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that has lasted 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, thinking the bike was too big, believing they didn’t have time to cycle, and not being motivated to do it. (Sounds like all of us sometimes! New Roads folks do need to schedule 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 discovered that the bicycle was not bad at all. (1) You never know until you try! New Roads Chiropractic Center urges our New Roads chiropractic patients to attempt new things to help with their New Roads back pain relief.


Something new that many New Roads chiropractic patients don’t fancy trying is back surgery. When the pain is really uncomfortable, a back surgery sounds 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 riding a stationary bicycle. They cycle at about 70% of maximal capacity. Almost 50% of the patients improved so much that they did not need spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit New Roads lumbar spinal stenosis patients want!

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

Schedule your New Roads chiropractic appointment now. Don’t start cycling before talking with New Roads Chiropractic Center. Let’s explore how good a match cycling and you are first! We will work on the right New Roads chiropractic treatment plan for relief of your back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis as a team.
New Roads Chiropractic Center encourages exercise like cycling for back pain relief from lumbar spine stenosis. 
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