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Chiropractic Treatment Plan With Cycling for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief

Cycling. It’s fun. It is calming. It is a sport (most!) anyone can enjoy. It’s a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is glad to suggest an enjoyable exercise option with McHenry chiropractic back pain patients for added McHenry 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 familiar. 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 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 thus reducing McHenry back pain.


Researchers find 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) 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 apprehensive of cycling due to fear of pain and fatigue, thinking the bike was too big, believing they did not have time to cycle, and not really wanting to do it. (Sounds like all of us at times! McHenry folks just have to schedule time to exercise no matter our age!) Those who let go of those issues and cycled were pleasantly satisfied with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability) and discovered that the bicycle was simple. (1) You never know until you try! OrthoIllinois Chiropractic supports our McHenry chiropractic patients to attempt new things to help with their McHenry back pain relief.


Something new that many McHenry chiropractic patients don’t want to try is back surgery. When the pain is really uncomfortable, a back surgery sounds like an answer. In a study conducted at a spine surgery center, patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and low back pain participate in a 4 months’ training program riding a stationary bicycle. They cycle at about 70% of maximal capacity. Almost 50% of the patients got better so much that they did not require spinal surgery. (2) Now that is an advantage McHenry 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 McHenry chiropractic appointment today. Don’t start cycling before talking with OrthoIllinois Chiropractic. Let’s be sure you and cycling are a good match first! We will work on the proper McHenry chiropractic treatment plan for relief of your back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis together.
OrthoIllinois Chiropractic encourages exercise like cycling for back pain relief from lumbar spine stenosis. 
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