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Chiropractic Treatment Plan With Cycling for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief

Cycling. It is fun. It’s calming. It’s a sport (most!) anyone can enjoy. It is a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Vancouver Disc Centers is glad to share an enjoyable exercise option with Vancouver chiropractic back pain patients for additional Vancouver 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. Many older Vancouver 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 becomes 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 thus easing Vancouver back pain.


Researchers report that flexion-based training like cycling really 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 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 frightened of cycling due to fear of pain and fatigue, thinking the bike was too large, 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! Vancouver folks do need to schedule time to exercise regardless of 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 found that the bicycle was simple. (1) You never know until you try! Vancouver Disc Centers supports our Vancouver chiropractic patients to try new things to help with their Vancouver back pain relief.


Something new that many Vancouver chiropractic patients don’t fancy trying is back surgery. When the pain is bad, 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 undergo a 4 months’ training program using a stationary bicycle. They cycle at about 70% of maximal capacity. Nearly 50% of the patients improved so much that they did not require spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit Vancouver lumbar spinal stenosis patients desire!

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