Chiropractic Treatment Plan With Cycling for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief

Cycling. It is fun. It’s calming. It’s a sport all ages can enjoy. It’s a way to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is glad to share an enjoyable exercise option with Manchester chiropractic back pain patients for added Manchester 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 Manchester 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. Going to the grocery store comes to be a delight just to lean forward over the grocery cart as it feels good! Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and opens the spinal canal space thus easing Manchester back pain.


Researchers find that flexion-based training like cycling really 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! In one study of the effect of cycling on back pain in older patients with spinal stenosis, patients were 70.9 years of age. Some were uneasy 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. (Sound familiar? We can all be like that at times! Manchester folks just have to schedule time to exercise no matter how old we are!) Those who got over those concerns and cycled were pleased with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability) and found that the bicycle was not bad at all. (1) You never know until you try! Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries urges our Manchester chiropractic patients to try novel things to assist with their Manchester back pain relief.


Something new that many Manchester chiropractic patients do not fancy trying is back surgery. When the pain is really uncomfortable, a back surgery seems 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 riding a stationary bicycle. They cycle at about 70% of maximal capacity. Almost 50% of the patients improved so much that they did not need spinal surgery. (2) Now that is an advantage Manchester 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 Manchester chiropractic appointment today. Don’t start cycling before talking with Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries. Let’s explore how good a match cycling and you are first! We will work on the most appropriate Manchester chiropractic treatment plan for relief of your back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis as a team.
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries encourages exercise like cycling for back pain relief from lumbar spine stenosis. 
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