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Chiropractic Treatment Plan With Cycling for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief

Cycling. It’s fun. It is relaxing. It’s a sport all ages can enjoy. It’s a method to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Hollstrom & Associates Inc is happy to share an enjoyable exercise option with Largo chiropractic back pain patients for added Largo back pain relief.


Lumbar spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal area in the low back. Such narrowing stems from issues like degenerative disc disease and disc herniation. Many older Largo 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. Grocery shopping comes to be a delight just to lean forward over the grocery cart as it relieves pain! Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and opens the spinal canal space thereby easing Largo back pain.


Researchers report that flexion-based training like cycling really reduced back and enhanced 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 has 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 uneasy of cycling due to fear of pain and fatigue, thinking the bike was too large, believing they didn’t have time to cycle, and not being motivated to do it. (Sounds like all of us sometimes! Largo folks just have to set aside time to exercise regardless of how old we are!) Those who let go of those concerns 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! Hollstrom & Associates Inc encourages our Largo chiropractic patients to attempt novel things to help with their Largo back pain relief.


Something new that many Largo chiropractic patients do not want to try is back surgery. When the pain is bad, a back surgery seems like an answer. In a study done 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 require spinal surgery. (2) Now that is an advantage Largo lumbar spinal stenosis patients want!

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

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