It’s all connected. The spine, the hips, the
knees, the legs, the feet, the toes. In newer published
articles, the connection between spinal manipulation and the relief
of lower limb pain and weakness in addition to imbalance are explored.
Chiropractic Care has seen such relief. The research contributes
to the talk with such West Palm Beach chiropractic patients
that there is hope for their condition.
LOWER LIMB STRENGTH IMPROVEMENT
West Palm Beach chiropractic patients seek care at Chiropractic Care with typically one pain issue and don’t even note other issues until we find them
together during the spinal examination. We are often
detectives together! The chiropractic examination can uncover
clues to the condition at hand, clues that frequently are sore
or weak and, thankfully, also calm with chiropractic treatment. Lower
limb weakness is often disregarded
by back and leg pain patients. Pain is the attention-getter. One study
stated that a single spinal manipulation improved
muscle strength (for 30 minutes) and corticospinal excitability
(for 60 minutes) to ankle plantar flexor muscles in Taekwondo
athletes. (1) Another study of spinal manipulation’s effect on
lower limb strength of healthy people showed immediate boost
in muscle strength after just one session. The chiropractic
spinal manipulation treatment helps ease the pain and improve
the lower limb weakness. The effect is reported to be immediate
with only one spinal manipulation. For patients with hip and knee weakness yet otherwise healthy, the strength
improvement is even larger. (2) Patients at Chiropractic Care have reported
just such improvement!
LOWER LIMB IMBALANCE IMPROVEMENT
Other West Palm Beach chiropractic patients with limb
imbalances for whom one leg is seemingly stronger than the
other have found relief with their West Palm Beach chiropractic
spinal manipulation, also. They may realize they have it
or do not realize it until we go through the exam jointly.
Once discovered, limb strength imbalances of at
least 15% in hip flexion, extension, abduction or knee flexion cared for
with spinal manipulation got better compared to placebo
treatment. These strength improvements were seen after just
one lumbar spine manipulation session. (3) Spinal mobilization boosted
hip flexor strength and performance in asymptomatic young adults. (4) These are
positive results for our West Palm Beach chiropractic
CONTACT Chiropractic Care
Listen to this PODCAST
by Dr. Kim Lombardy on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares the story of a patient with hip pain after a hip replacement surgery to relieve the hip pain. His care with the Cox® Technic
System of Spinal Pain Management helped her.
Schedule your next West Palm Beach chiropractic care
appointment with Chiropractic Care. Come see how spinal
manipulation may better your spine, hip and knee pain and
weakness, back pain, and more! Experience the healing connection yourself!