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
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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 relieve 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!