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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 all ages can enjoy. It is a way to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is glad to suggest an enjoyable exercise option with Baton Rouge chiropractic back pain patients for more Baton Rouge back pain relief.


Lumbar spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal area in the low back. Such narrowing results from spinal conditions like degenerative disc disease and disc herniation. Many older Baton Rouge back pain sufferers experience lumbar spinal stenosis. 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 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 thus easing Baton Rouge back pain.


Researchers document that flexion-based training like cycling efficiently 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 outlook on life!


For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that has 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 uneasy 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 being motivated to do it. (Sounds like all of us at times! Baton Rouge folks just have to set aside time to exercise regardless of our age!) 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 simple. (1) You never know until you try! Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers urges our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients to attempt novel things to help with their Baton Rouge back pain relief.


Something new that many Baton Rouge chiropractic patients do not want to try is back surgery. When the pain is really uncomfortable, a back surgery seems like an answer. 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. Nearly half of the patients improved so much that they did not need spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit Baton Rouge 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 relieved with Cox Technic spinal manipulation on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson.

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