Chiropractic Treatment Plan With Cycling for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief

Cycling. It’s fun. It is relaxing. It is a sport (most!) anyone can enjoy. It’s a way to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is happy to suggest an gratifying exercise option with Groton chiropractic back pain patients for additional Groton back pain relief.


Lumbar spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal area in the low back. Such narrowing follows from spinal conditions like degenerative disc disease and disc herniation. Many older Groton back pain sufferers experience 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 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 reducing Groton back pain.


Researchers find 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 outlook on life!


For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that has continued for years, an improved 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 being motivated to do it. (Sounds like all of us at times! Groton folks just have to set aside time to exercise regardless of how old we are!) Those who got over those issues and cycled were pleasantly satisfied 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! Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office supports our Groton chiropractic patients to try novel things to assist with their Groton back pain relief.


Something new that many Groton chiropractic patients don’t fancy trying is back surgery. When the pain is bad, a back surgery may appear like an answer. 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 half of the patients improved so much that they did not require spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit Groton lumbar spinal stenosis patients desire!

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

Schedule your Groton chiropractic appointment now. Don’t start cycling before talking with Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office. Let’s explore how good a match cycling and you are first! We’ll work on the right Groton chiropractic treatment plan for relief of your back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis as a team.
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office encourages exercise like cycling for back pain relief from lumbar spine stenosis. 
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