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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 is a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Soft Health and Healing Clinic is happy to share an gratifying exercise option with Brooks chiropractic back pain patients for added Brooks back pain relief.


Lumbar spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal area in the low back. Such narrowing stems from issues like degenerative disc disease and disc herniation. Many older Brooks back pain sufferers experience 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. Going to the grocery store comes to be 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 Brooks back pain.


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


For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that’s continued for years, an improved 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 frightened of cycling due to fear of pain and fatigue, feeling the bike was too big, believing they didn’t have time to cycle, and not really wanting to participate in cycling. (Sound familiar? We can all be like that sometimes! Brooks folks just have to schedule time to exercise regardless of how old we are!) Those who got over those issues and cycled were pleasantly satisfied with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability) and found that the bicycle was simple. (1) You never know until you try! Soft Health and Healing Clinic urges our Brooks chiropractic patients to try novel things to assist with their Brooks back pain relief.


Something new that many Brooks 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 do a 4 months’ training program using a stationary bicycle. They cycle at about 70% of maximal capacity. Almost 50% of the patients got better so much that they did not need spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit Brooks lumbar spinal stenosis patients desire!

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

Schedule your Brooks chiropractic appointment now. Don’t start cycling before talking with Soft Health and Healing Clinic. Let’s be sure you and cycling are a good match first! We will work on the right Brooks chiropractic treatment plan for relief of your back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis together.
Soft Health and Healing Clinic encourages exercise like cycling for back pain relief from lumbar spine stenosis. 
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