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Chiropractic Treatment Plan With Cycling for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief

Cycling. It’s fun. It is relaxing. It is a sport (most!) anyone can enjoy. It’s a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is glad to suggest an gratifying exercise option with Carrolltown chiropractic back pain patients for more Carrolltown 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 follows from spinal conditions like degenerative disc disease and disc herniation. Many older Carrolltown back pain sufferers have 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. Going to the grocery store 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 Carrolltown back pain.

WHY CYCLING

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 outlook on life!

HOW CYCLING HELPS RELIEVE Carrolltown BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS

For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that’s continued for years, a better quality of life is welcome! One study explored how cycling affected older back pain patients. Their average age was 70.9 years. Some were apprehensive of cycling due to fear of pain and fatigue, thinking the bike was too large, feeling they did not have time to cycle, and not being motivated to participate in cycling. (Sounds like all of us at times! Carrolltown folks do need to schedule time to exercise no matter how old we are!) Those who let go of those concerns and cycled were pleasantly satisfied with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability) and realized that the bicycle was simple. (1) You never know until you try! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation encourages our Carrolltown chiropractic patients to try new things to help with their Carrolltown back pain relief.

CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY

Something new that many Carrolltown chiropractic patients don’t want to try is back surgery. When the pain is really uncomfortable, a back surgery may appear 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 riding a stationary bicycle. They cycle at about 70% of maximal capacity. Nearly half of the patients improved so much that they did not require spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit Carrolltown lumbar spinal stenosis patients desire!

CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation

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

Schedule your Carrolltown chiropractic appointment today. Don’t start cycling before talking with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. Let’s explore how good a match cycling and you are first! We’ll work on the proper Carrolltown chiropractic treatment plan for relief of your back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis as a team.
 
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation encourages exercise like cycling for back pain relief from lumbar spine stenosis. 
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