Chiropractic Treatment Plan With Cycling for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief

Cycling. It is fun. It’s calming. It’s a sport (most!) anyone can enjoy. It’s a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center is happy to suggest an enjoyable exercise option with Fort Wayne chiropractic back pain patients for added Fort Wayne 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 issues like degenerative disc disease and disc herniation. Many older Fort Wayne 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 turns out to be a delight just to lean forward over the grocery cart as it feels good! Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and opens the spinal canal space thus reducing Fort Wayne back pain.

WHY CYCLING

Researchers report that flexion-based training like cycling really 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!

HOW CYCLING HELPS RELIEVE Fort Wayne BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS

For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that has persisted 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 big, believing they did not have time to cycle, and not really wanting to do it. (Sound familiar? We can all be like that at times! Fort Wayne folks just have to set aside time to exercise no matter our age!) Those who got over those issues and cycled were pleasantly satisfied 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! Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center urges our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients to try new things to assist with their Fort Wayne back pain relief.

CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY

Something new that many Fort Wayne chiropractic patients do not want to try is back surgery. When the pain is really uncomfortable, a back surgery sounds like an answer. In a study conducted 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 require spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit Fort Wayne lumbar spinal stenosis patients want!

CONTACT Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center

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

Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today. Don’t start cycling before talking with Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center. Let’s explore how good a match cycling and you are first! We’ll work on the most appropriate Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan for relief of your back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis together.
 
Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center encourages exercise like cycling for back pain relief from lumbar spine stenosis. 
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