Call us to set up an appointment! 907-747-2726

Chiropractic Treatment Plan With Cycling for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief

Cycling. It is fun. It is relaxing. It’s a sport all ages can enjoy. It is a way to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is glad to suggest an gratifying exercise option with Sitka chiropractic back pain patients for additional Sitka 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 Sitka 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 easing Sitka back pain.


Researchers document 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 outlook on life!


For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that has persisted 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 frightened of cycling due to fear of pain and fatigue, feeling the bike was too big, believing they did not have time to cycle, and not really wanting to participate in cycling. (Sound familiar? We can all be like that sometimes! Sitka folks just have to schedule time to exercise no matter how old we are!) Those who let go of those concerns and cycled were pleased with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability) and found that the bicycle was not bad at all. (1) You never know until you try! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka supports our Sitka chiropractic patients to attempt novel things to assist with their Sitka back pain relief.


Something new that many Sitka chiropractic patients do not 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 do a 4 months’ training program using a stationary bicycle. They cycle at about 70% of maximal capacity. Nearly 50% of the patients improved so much that they did not need spinal surgery. (2) Now that is a benefit Sitka lumbar spinal stenosis patients desire!

CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka

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 Sitka chiropractic appointment today. Don’t start cycling before talking with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka. Let’s be sure you and cycling are a good match first! We’ll work on the right Sitka chiropractic treatment plan for relief of your back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis as a team.
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka encourages exercise like cycling for back pain relief from lumbar spine stenosis. 
« View All Featured Exercises
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."