Chiropractic Treatment Plan With Cycling for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief

Cycling. It is fun. It is relaxing. It is a sport all ages can enjoy. It’s a way to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Pflugerville Wellness Center is glad to suggest an enjoyable exercise option with Pflugerville chiropractic back pain patients for more Pflugerville back pain relief.


Lumbar spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal area in the low back. Such narrowing stems from issues 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. Grocery shopping turns out to be a delight just to lean forward over the grocery cart as it feels good! Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and widens the spinal canal space thus easing Pflugerville back pain.


Researchers find 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’s 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 frightened of cycling due to fear of pain and fatigue, feeling the bike was too big, believing they didn’t have time to cycle, and not being motivated to do it. (Sounds like all of us at times! Pflugerville folks do need to schedule time to exercise no matter how old we are!) Those who let go of those concerns and cycled were pleasantly satisfied with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability) and realized that the bicycle was easy to use. (1) You never know until you try! Pflugerville Wellness Center encourages our Pflugerville chiropractic patients to attempt new things to help with their Pflugerville back pain relief.


Something new that many Pflugerville chiropractic patients do not want to try is back surgery. When the pain is bad, 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 undergo a 4 months’ training program using a stationary bicycle. They cycle at about 70% of maximal capacity. Nearly 50% of the patients got better so much that they did not require spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit Pflugerville lumbar spinal stenosis patients want!

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