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Chiropractic Treatment Plan With Cycling for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief

May 08, 2018

Cycling. It is fun. It is relaxing. 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 gratifying exercise option with Fort Wayne chiropractic back pain patients for more Fort Wayne back pain relief.


Lumbar spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal area in the low back. Such narrowing results 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. Grocery shopping turns out to be a joy just to lean forward over the grocery cart as it relieves pain! Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and widens the spinal canal space thus easing Fort Wayne 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) Just getting oxygen flowing is a good thing to improve anyone’s outlook on life!


For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that’s persisted 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 do it. (Sounds like all of us at times! Fort Wayne folks do need to set aside time to exercise no matter how old we are!) Those who let go of those issues and cycled were pleasantly satisfied with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability) and found that the bicycle was not bad at all. (1) You never know until you try! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc supports our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients to attempt new things to assist with their Fort Wayne back pain relief.


Something new that many Fort Wayne chiropractic patients don’t want to try is back surgery. When the pain is really uncomfortable, 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 riding a stationary bicycle. They cycle at about 70% of maximal capacity. Almost 50% of the patients got better so much that they did not require spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today. Don’t start cycling before talking with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. Let’s be sure you and cycling are a good match first! We will work on the right Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan for relief of your back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis as a team.
Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc encourages exercise like cycling for back pain relief from lumbar spine stenosis.