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 way to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology is happy to suggest an enjoyable exercise option with Plymouth chiropractic back pain patients for additional Plymouth 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. In older folks, lumbar spinal stenosis is common. 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 thereby reducing Plymouth back pain.


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) Just getting oxygen flowing is a good thing to improve anyone’s outlook on life!


For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that has lasted 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 big, feeling they did not have time to cycle, and not really wanting to do it. (Sounds like all of us at times! Plymouth folks do need to set aside time to exercise no matter how old we are!) Those who got over those issues and cycled were pleased with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability) and discovered that the bicycle was simple. (1) You never know until you try! Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology encourages our Plymouth chiropractic patients to try new things to assist with their Plymouth back pain relief.


Something new that many Plymouth 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 do a 4 months’ training program riding a stationary bicycle. They cycle at about 70% of maximal capacity. Nearly 50% of the patients got better so much that they did not need spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit Plymouth 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 relieved with Cox Technic spinal manipulation on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson.

Schedule your Plymouth chiropractic appointment now. Don’t start cycling before talking with Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology. Let’s be sure you and cycling are a good match first! We will work on the proper Plymouth chiropractic treatment plan for relief of your back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis as a team.
Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology encourages exercise like cycling for back pain relief from lumbar spine stenosis. 
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