Chiropractic Treatment Plan With Cycling for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief

Cycling. It is fun. It is calming. It is a sport (most!) anyone can enjoy. It is a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Vancouver Spine Care Centre is happy to suggest an enjoyable exercise option with Vancouver chiropractic back pain patients for more 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. Grocery shopping 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 easing Vancouver back pain.


Researchers find that flexion-based training like cycling effectively reduced back and enhanced 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 outlook on life!


For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that’s persisted for years, a better 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, feeling the bike was too big, feeling they didn’t have time to cycle, and not being motivated to do it. (Sound familiar? We can all be like that sometimes! Vancouver folks just have to schedule time to exercise regardless of our age!) 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! Vancouver Spine Care Centre urges our Vancouver chiropractic patients to try new things to help with their Vancouver back pain relief.


Something new that many Vancouver chiropractic patients do not fancy trying is back surgery. When the pain is really uncomfortable, a back surgery sounds like a solution. In a study done at a spine surgery center, patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and low back pain do 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 need spinal surgery. (2) Now that is an advantage Vancouver 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 Vancouver chiropractic appointment today. Don’t start cycling before talking with Vancouver Spine Care Centre. Let’s be sure you and cycling are a good match first! We’ll work on the right Vancouver chiropractic treatment plan for relief of your back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis together.
Vancouver Spine Care Centre encourages exercise like cycling for back pain relief from lumbar spine stenosis. 
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