Chiropractic Treatment Plan With Cycling for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief

Cycling. It is fun. It is relaxing. It’s a sport (most!) anyone can enjoy. It is a way to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Spine & Sports Rehab Center is glad to share an gratifying 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. 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. Going to the grocery store 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 opens the spinal canal space thus easing Baton Rouge back pain.


Researchers find that flexion-based training like cycling effectively 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 view of life!


For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that has lasted 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 uneasy of cycling due to fear of pain and fatigue, feeling the bike was too big, feeling they didn’t have time to cycle, and not being motivated to participate in cycling. (Sounds like all of us sometimes! Baton Rouge folks just have 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 discovered that the bicycle was simple. (1) You never know until you try! Spine & Sports Rehab Center urges our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients to try new 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 bad, 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 undergo a 4 months’ training program riding 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 an advantage Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment today. Don’t start cycling before talking with Spine & Sports Rehab Center. Let’s be sure you and cycling are a good match first! We’ll work on the proper Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plan for relief of your back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis as a team.
Spine & Sports Rehab Center encourages exercise like cycling for back pain relief from lumbar spine stenosis. 
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