Chiropractic Treatment Plan With Cycling for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief

Cycling. It is fun. It’s calming. It’s a sport all ages can enjoy. It’s a way to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is happy to share an gratifying exercise option with Pensacola chiropractic back pain patients for additional Pensacola back pain relief.


Lumbar spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal area in the low back. Such narrowing stems from spinal conditions like degenerative disc disease and disc herniation. In older folks, lumbar spinal stenosis is common. 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 delight 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 Pensacola back pain.


Researchers find that flexion-based training like cycling effectively reduced back and enhanced function and quality of life in older people with chronic low back pain. (1) Improving the oxygen flow is a good thing to improve anyone’s attitude!


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 uneasy 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 being motivated to participate in cycling. (Sound familiar? We can all be like that sometimes! Pensacola folks just have to schedule time to exercise no matter our age!) Those who let go of those concerns and cycled were pleased with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability) and discovered that the bicycle was easy to use. (1) You never know until you try! Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center encourages our Pensacola chiropractic patients to attempt novel things to assist with their Pensacola back pain relief.


Something new that many Pensacola chiropractic patients don’t want to try is back surgery. When the pain is bad, a back surgery sounds like an answer. In a study done at a spine surgery center, patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and low back pain undergo a 4 months’ training program using 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 an advantage Pensacola lumbar spinal stenosis patients desire!

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

Schedule your Pensacola chiropractic appointment now. Don’t start cycling before talking with Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center. Let’s explore how good a match cycling and you are first! We will work on the proper Pensacola chiropractic treatment plan for relief of your back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis together.
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center encourages exercise like cycling for back pain relief from lumbar spine stenosis. 
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