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Chiropractic Treatment Plan With Cycling for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief

Cycling. It is fun. It is relaxing. It’s a sport (most!) anyone can enjoy. It is a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture is glad to share an enjoyable exercise option with Peoria chiropractic back pain patients for additional Peoria 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 results 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. 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 widens the spinal canal space thereby easing Peoria back pain.

WHY CYCLING

Researchers document 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) Improving the oxygen flow is a good thing to improve anyone’s attitude!

HOW CYCLING HELPS RELIEVE Peoria BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS

For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that’s persisted 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 frightened 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 being motivated to participate in cycling. (Sounds like all of us at times! Peoria folks just have to set aside time to exercise regardless of how old we are!) Those who let go of those issues and cycled were pleased with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability) and discovered that the bicycle was not bad at all. (1) You never know until you try! Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture urges our Peoria chiropractic patients to try new things to assist with their Peoria back pain relief.

CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY

Something new that many Peoria chiropractic patients do not want to try 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 do 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 Peoria lumbar spinal stenosis patients desire!

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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 Peoria chiropractic appointment today. Don’t start cycling before talking with Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture. Let’s be sure you and cycling are a good match first! We’ll work on the right Peoria chiropractic treatment plan for relief of your back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis as a team.
 
Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture encourages exercise like cycling for back pain relief from lumbar spine stenosis. 
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