Chiropractic Treatment Plan With Cycling for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief

Cycling. It’s fun. It’s relaxing. It is a sport all ages can enjoy. It’s a way to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is glad to suggest an gratifying exercise option with Baton Rouge chiropractic back pain patients for added Baton Rouge back pain relief.


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. Many older Baton Rouge back pain sufferers have lumbar spinal stenosis. 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 becomes a thrill just to lean forward over the grocery cart as it feels good! Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and widens the spinal canal space thereby reducing Baton Rouge back pain.


Researchers document that flexion-based training like cycling efficiently 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!


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 apprehensive of cycling due to fear of pain and fatigue, thinking the bike was too large, believing they didn’t have time to cycle, and not really wanting to participate in cycling. (Sounds like all of us at times! Baton Rouge folks do need to set aside time to exercise no matter how old we are!) Those who let go of those issues and cycled were pleased with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability) and realized that the bicycle was simple. (1) You never know until you try! Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation encourages our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients to try novel things to help with their Baton Rouge back pain relief.


Something new that many Baton Rouge chiropractic patients don’t fancy trying is back surgery. When the pain is really uncomfortable, a back surgery may appear like a solution. In a study done 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. Almost 50% of the patients got better so much that they did not need spinal surgery. (2) Now that is an advantage Baton Rouge lumbar spinal stenosis patients want!

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