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Chiropractic Treatment Plan With Cycling for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief

Cycling. It’s fun. It’s relaxing. It is a sport all ages can enjoy. It is a way to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is glad to suggest an gratifying exercise option with La Grande chiropractic back pain patients for added La Grande back pain relief.


Lumbar spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal area in the low back. Such narrowing follows from issues like degenerative disc disease and disc herniation. Many older La Grande back pain sufferers are diagnosed with 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 becomes a delight just to lean forward over the grocery cart as it feels good! Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and opens the spinal canal space thus easing La Grande 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) Improving the oxygen flow 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 frightened of cycling due to fear of pain and fatigue, thinking the bike was too big, feeling they did not have time to cycle, and not being motivated to participate in cycling. (Sound familiar? We can all be like that at times! La Grande folks do need to schedule time to exercise regardless of how old we are!) Those who let go of those issues and cycled were pleasantly satisfied 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! Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC urges our La Grande chiropractic patients to attempt novel things to help with their La Grande back pain relief.


Something new that many La Grande chiropractic patients don’t fancy trying is back surgery. When the pain is really uncomfortable, 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 participate in a 4 months’ training program riding a stationary bicycle. They cycle at about 70% of maximal capacity. Nearly 50% of the patients got better so much that they did not require spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit La Grande lumbar spinal stenosis patients want!

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

Schedule your La Grande chiropractic appointment now. Don’t start cycling before talking with Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC. Let’s be sure you and cycling are a good match first! We will work on the most appropriate La Grande chiropractic treatment plan for relief of your back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis together.
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC encourages exercise like cycling for back pain relief from lumbar spine stenosis. 
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