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Chiropractic Treatment Plan With Cycling for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief

Cycling. It’s fun. It’s calming. It’s a sport all ages can enjoy. It is a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is happy to share an enjoyable exercise option with Colorado Springs chiropractic back pain patients for more Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs back pain sufferers have lumbar spinal stenosis. As we get older, 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 feels good! Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and widens the spinal canal space thus reducing Colorado Springs back pain.

WHY CYCLING

Researchers document 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!

HOW CYCLING HELPS RELIEVE Colorado Springs BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS

For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that’s lasted 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 uneasy of cycling due to fear of pain and fatigue, feeling the bike was too large, believing they didn’t have time to cycle, and not really wanting to participate in cycling. (Sound familiar? We can all be like that sometimes! Colorado Springs folks do need to schedule time to exercise regardless of our age!) Those who got over 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! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR urges our Colorado Springs chiropractic patients to try new things to help with their Colorado Springs back pain relief.

CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY

Something new that many Colorado Springs chiropractic patients do not fancy trying is back surgery. When the pain is really uncomfortable, a back surgery may appear 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 riding a stationary bicycle. They cycle at about 70% of maximal capacity. Nearly half of the patients got better so much that they did not need spinal surgery. (2) Now that is an advantage Colorado Springs lumbar spinal stenosis patients desire!

CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR

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 Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment now. Don’t start cycling before talking with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR. Let’s be sure you and cycling are a good match first! We will work on the right Colorado Springs chiropractic treatment plan for relief of your back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis together.
 
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR encourages exercise like cycling for back pain relief from lumbar spine stenosis. 
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