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The Spinal Connections: Soft Health and Healing Clinic Delivers Spinal Manipulation Which Shows Lower Limb Strength Improvement

It’s all connected. The spine, the hips, the knees, the legs, the feet, the toes. In recent studies, the connection between spinal manipulation and the relief of lower limb pain and weakness  in addition to imbalance are explored. Soft Health and Healing Clinic has seen such relief. The research contributes to the discussion with such Brooks chiropractic patients that there’s hope for their condition.

LOWER LIMB STRENGTH IMPROVEMENT

Brooks chiropractic patients come to Soft Health and Healing Clinic with usually one pain issue and do not even notice other issues until we find them together during the spinal exam. We are often detectives together! The chiropractic examination can uncover clues to the condition at hand, clues that frequently are painful 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 reported that a single spinal manipulation enhanced muscle strength (for 30 minutes) and corticospinal excitability (for an hour) 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 treatment. The chiropractic spinal manipulation treatment helps relieve the pain and increase the lower limb weakness. The effect is found to be immediate with only one spinal manipulation. For patients who have hip and knee weakness yet otherwise healthy, the strength improvement is even larger. (2) Patients at Soft Health and Healing Clinic have reported just such improvement!

LOWER LIMB IMBALANCE IMPROVEMENT

Other Brooks chiropractic patients with limb imbalances for whom one leg seems stronger than the other have noticed relief with their Brooks chiropractic spinal manipulation, too. They may realize they have it or do not realize it until we complete the exam jointly. Once discovered, limb strength imbalances of a minimum of 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 enhanced hip flexor strength and performance in asymptomatic young adults. (4) These are positive results for our Brooks chiropractic patients!

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Check out this PODCAST by Dr. Kim Lombardy on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains how he helped a patient with hip pain after a hip replacement surgery to get rid of the hip pain. His care with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management got the job done.

Schedule your next Brooks chiropractic care appointment with Soft Health and Healing Clinic. Come find out how spinal manipulation may improve your spine, hip and knee pain and weakness, back pain, and more! Experience the healing connection yourself!

 
Soft Health and Healing Clinic helps patients who have back pain and lower limb weakness that accompanies back pain.  
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