Chiropractic Treatment Plan With Cycling for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief

Cycling. It’s fun. It’s relaxing. It’s a sport (most!) anyone can enjoy. It’s a way to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is glad to suggest an gratifying exercise option with Eugene chiropractic back pain patients for additional Eugene 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 issues like degenerative disc disease and disc herniation. In older folks, lumbar spinal stenosis is familiar. 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 comes to be a thrill just to lean forward over the grocery cart as it relieves pain! Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and opens the spinal canal space thus reducing Eugene back pain.

WHY CYCLING

Researchers find 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 view of life!

HOW CYCLING HELPS RELIEVE Eugene BACK PAIN FROM LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS

For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that has lasted for years, a better 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, feeling the bike was too large, feeling they did not have time to cycle, and not being motivated to participate in cycling. (Sounds like all of us at times! Eugene folks just have to set aside time to exercise regardless of how old we are!) Those who got over those concerns 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! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic urges our Eugene chiropractic patients to attempt new things to help with their Eugene back pain relief.

CYCLING HELPS AVOID BACK SURGERY

Something new that many Eugene chiropractic patients don’t fancy trying is back surgery. When the pain is really uncomfortable, a back surgery seems 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 50% of the patients improved so much that they did not need spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit Eugene lumbar spinal stenosis patients want!

CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic

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

Schedule your Eugene chiropractic appointment today. Don’t start cycling before talking with Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic. Let’s be sure you and cycling are a good match first! We will work on the most appropriate Eugene chiropractic treatment plan for relief of your back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis together.
 
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic encourages exercise like cycling for back pain relief from lumbar spine stenosis. 
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