Chiropractic Treatment Plan With Cycling for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief

Cycling. It’s fun. It is relaxing. It is a sport all ages can enjoy. It is a way to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Cross Chiropractic Center is happy to share an gratifying exercise option with Sandy Springs chiropractic back pain patients for more Sandy Springs back pain relief.


Lumbar spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal area in the low back. Such narrowing follows from spinal conditions like degenerative disc disease and disc herniation. Many older Sandy Springs back pain sufferers are diagnosed with 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 turns out to be a delight just to lean forward over the grocery cart as it relieves pain! Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and widens the spinal canal space thus reducing Sandy Springs back pain.


Researchers document that flexion-based training like cycling efficiently reduced back and enhanced 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 view of 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, feeling the bike was too big, believing they did not have time to cycle, and not being motivated to participate in cycling. (Sounds like all of us sometimes! Sandy Springs folks do need to set aside time to exercise regardless of our age!) 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! Cross Chiropractic Center supports our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients to try new things to assist with their Sandy Springs back pain relief.


Something new that many Sandy Springs chiropractic patients do not 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 participate in a 4 months’ training program using a stationary bicycle. They cycle at about 70% of maximal capacity. Almost 50% of the patients got better so much that they did not require spinal surgery. (2) Now that is an advantage Sandy Springs lumbar spinal stenosis patients desire!

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

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