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 is a way to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is glad to suggest an enjoyable exercise option with West Des Moines chiropractic back pain patients for more West Des Moines 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. 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. Going to the grocery store 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 West Des Moines back pain.


Researchers document 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 view of life!


For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that’s continued 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, 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 sometimes! West Des Moines folks do need to set aside time to exercise no matter how old we are!) Those who got over 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! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa urges our West Des Moines chiropractic patients to attempt novel things to assist with their West Des Moines back pain relief.


Something new that many West Des Moines chiropractic patients don’t want to try is back surgery. When the pain is really uncomfortable, a back surgery may appear 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 half of the patients got better so much that they did not need spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit West Des Moines 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 relieved with Cox Technic spinal manipulation on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson.

Schedule your West Des Moines chiropractic appointment today. Don’t start cycling before talking with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. Let’s explore how good a match cycling and you are first! We’ll work on the most appropriate West Des Moines chiropractic treatment plan for relief of your back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis together.
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa encourages exercise like cycling for back pain relief from lumbar spine stenosis. 
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