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Chiropractic Treatment Plan With Cycling for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief

Cycling. It is fun. It’s relaxing. It is a sport (most!) anyone can enjoy. It is a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Watertown Wellness Center is glad to suggest an enjoyable exercise option with Watertown chiropractic back pain patients for more Watertown 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. Many older Watertown back pain sufferers have 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 joy just to lean forward over the grocery cart as it relieves pain! Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and widens the spinal canal space thus reducing Watertown 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 outlook on life!


For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that’s persisted 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 big, feeling they didn’t have time to cycle, and not really wanting to participate in cycling. (Sound familiar? We can all be like that at times! Watertown folks just have to schedule time to exercise regardless of how old we are!) Those who got over those concerns 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! Watertown Wellness Center supports our Watertown chiropractic patients to try new things to assist with their Watertown back pain relief.


Something new that many Watertown chiropractic patients don’t want to try is back surgery. When the pain is really uncomfortable, a back surgery may appear like a solution. 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. Nearly 50% of the patients improved so much that they did not require spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit Watertown lumbar spinal stenosis patients desire!

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

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