Chiropractic Treatment Plan With Cycling for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief

Cycling. It is fun. It’s relaxing. It’s a sport all ages can enjoy. It’s a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is happy to share an gratifying exercise option with Ottawa chiropractic back pain patients for additional Ottawa back pain relief.


Lumbar spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal area in the low back. Such narrowing results from issues 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. Going to the grocery store becomes a thrill just to lean forward over the grocery cart as it relieves pain! Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and opens the spinal canal space thus easing Ottawa back pain.


Researchers report that flexion-based training like cycling effectively reduced back and improved 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 attitude!


For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that’s 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 frightened of cycling due to fear of pain and fatigue, thinking the bike was too big, believing they didn’t have time to cycle, and not being motivated to participate in cycling. (Sounds like all of us at times! Ottawa folks just have to set aside 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 realized that the bicycle was easy to use. (1) You never know until you try! The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider urges our Ottawa chiropractic patients to try new things to help with their Ottawa back pain relief.


Something new that many Ottawa chiropractic patients do not want to try is back surgery. When the pain is bad, a back surgery sounds like an answer. In a study done 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. Almost 50% of the patients improved so much that they did not need spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit Ottawa 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 Ottawa chiropractic appointment now. Don’t start cycling before talking with The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider. Let’s explore how good a match cycling and you are first! We’ll work on the right Ottawa chiropractic treatment plan for relief of your back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis as a team.
The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider encourages exercise like cycling for back pain relief from lumbar spine stenosis. 
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