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Chiropractic Treatment Plan With Cycling for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief

Cycling. It’s fun. It is relaxing. It’s a sport all ages can enjoy. It is a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Johnson Chiropractic is happy to suggest an gratifying exercise option with Richmond chiropractic back pain patients for more Richmond 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 Richmond 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 becomes a joy 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 easing Richmond back pain.


Researchers report 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) Improving the oxygen flow is a good thing to improve anyone’s outlook on life!


For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that has continued for years, a better 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 large, believing they didn’t have time to cycle, and not really wanting to do it. (Sound familiar? We can all be like that sometimes! Richmond folks do need to set aside time to exercise regardless of how old we are!) Those who got over those concerns and cycled were pleased with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability) and realized that the bicycle was not bad at all. (1) You never know until you try! Johnson Chiropractic urges our Richmond chiropractic patients to attempt novel things to assist with their Richmond back pain relief.


Something new that many Richmond 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 conducted at a spine surgery center, patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and low back pain do a 4 months’ training program using a stationary bicycle. They cycle at about 70% of maximal capacity. Nearly half of the patients got better so much that they did not require spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit Richmond lumbar spinal stenosis patients want!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Kurt Olding sharing a case of  lumbar spinal stenosis relieved with Cox Technic spinal manipulation on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson.

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