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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 all ages can enjoy. It’s a way to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation is happy to share an enjoyable exercise option with Tonawanda chiropractic back pain patients for added Tonawanda back pain relief.


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 common. As we age, our discs lose nutrition and height - more so for some of us than others - which leads to that narrowing. Grocery shopping becomes a thrill just to lean forward over the grocery cart as it relieves pain! Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and widens the spinal canal space thereby easing Tonawanda back pain.


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


For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that’s 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 frightened of cycling due to fear of pain and fatigue, feeling the bike was too large, feeling they didn’t have time to cycle, and not really wanting to do it. (Sound familiar? We can all be like that at times! Tonawanda folks do need to set aside time to exercise no matter our age!) Those who let go of 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 Spine Sports And Rehabilitation encourages our Tonawanda chiropractic patients to try new things to help with their Tonawanda back pain relief.


Something new that many Tonawanda chiropractic patients do not fancy trying is back surgery. When the pain is bad, a back surgery seems like a solution. In a study done at a spine surgery center, patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and low back pain undergo 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 need spinal surgery. (2) Now that is an advantage Tonawanda lumbar spinal stenosis patients desire!

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

Schedule your Tonawanda chiropractic appointment today. Don’t start cycling before talking with Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation. Let’s explore how good a match cycling and you are first! We will work on the most appropriate Tonawanda chiropractic treatment plan for relief of your back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis as a team.
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation encourages exercise like cycling for back pain relief from lumbar spine stenosis. 
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