Chiropractic Treatment Plan With Cycling for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief05/08/2018Cycling. 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. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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, thinking 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! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. 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. « View All Featured Exercises"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."