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 way to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is glad to share an enjoyable exercise option with Paramus chiropractic back pain patients for additional Paramus back pain relief.


Lumbar spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal area in the low back. Such narrowing stems from spinal conditions like degenerative disc disease and disc herniation. Many older Paramus back pain sufferers are diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis. 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 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 Paramus back pain.


Researchers report that flexion-based training like cycling efficiently 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, a better 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 apprehensive of cycling due to fear of pain and fatigue, feeling the bike was too large, believing they did not have time to cycle, and not really wanting to do it. (Sound familiar? We can all be like that at times! Paramus folks just have to schedule time to exercise no matter our age!) Those who let go of those issues and cycled were pleased with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability) and found that the bicycle was easy to use. (1) You never know until you try! Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center urges our Paramus chiropractic patients to try new things to assist with their Paramus back pain relief.


Something new that many Paramus chiropractic patients don’t want to try is back surgery. When the pain is bad, a back surgery may appear like a solution. In a study done at a spine surgery center, patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and low back pain participate in 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 require spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit Paramus 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 Paramus chiropractic appointment now. Don’t start cycling before talking with Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center. Let’s be sure you and cycling are a good match first! We’ll work on the right Paramus chiropractic treatment plan for relief of your back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis together.
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center encourages exercise like cycling for back pain relief from lumbar spine stenosis. 
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