Chiropractic Treatment Plan With Cycling for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief

Cycling. It is fun. It’s relaxing. It is a sport (most!) anyone can enjoy. It’s a way to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Minster Chiropractic Center is glad to suggest an enjoyable exercise option with Minster chiropractic back pain patients for added Minster back pain relief.


Lumbar spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal area in the low back. Such narrowing stems from issues like degenerative disc disease and disc herniation. Many older Minster back pain sufferers experience 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 comes to be a thrill just to lean forward over the grocery cart as it feels good! Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and opens the spinal canal space thereby reducing Minster back pain.


Researchers find that flexion-based training like cycling really reduced back and enhanced 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 attitude!


For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that’s continued 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, thinking the bike was too large, feeling they didn’t have time to cycle, and not really wanting to participate in cycling. (Sound familiar? We can all be like that sometimes! Minster folks just have to schedule time to exercise regardless of 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! Minster Chiropractic Center supports our Minster chiropractic patients to attempt new things to help with their Minster back pain relief.


Something new that many Minster 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 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 need spinal surgery. (2) Now that is an advantage Minster lumbar spinal stenosis patients want!

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

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