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Chiropractic Treatment Plan With Cycling for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief

Cycling. It’s fun. It is calming. It’s a sport all ages can enjoy. It is a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is glad to share an gratifying exercise option with Ashburn chiropractic back pain patients for more Ashburn 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. In older folks, lumbar spinal stenosis is common. 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 thrill 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 easing Ashburn back pain.


Researchers document 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 has persisted 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, feeling they did not have time to cycle, and not being motivated to do it. (Sound familiar? We can all be like that sometimes! Ashburn folks just have to set aside 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 easy to use. (1) You never know until you try! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn supports our Ashburn chiropractic patients to try new things to assist with their Ashburn back pain relief.


Something new that many Ashburn chiropractic patients do not want to try 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 undergo 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 an advantage Ashburn lumbar spinal stenosis patients want!

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

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