It is all connected. The spine, the hips, the
knees, the legs, the feet, the toes. In new studies, the connection between spinal manipulation and the relief
of lower limb pain and weakness in addition to imbalance are explored.
Cross Chiropractic Center has seen such relief. The research contributes
to the discussion with such Sandy Springs chiropractic patients
that there’s hope for their condition.
LOWER LIMB STRENGTH IMPROVEMENT
Sandy Springs chiropractic patients visit Cross Chiropractic Center with typically one pain issue and do
not even note other issues until we uncover them
together via the spinal examination. We are often
detectives together! The chiropractic exam can discover
clues to the condition at hand, clues that often are sore
or weak and, thankfully, also calm with chiropractic treatment. Lower
limb weakness is often overlooked
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 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 displayed immediate increase
in muscle strength after just one session. The chiropractic
spinal manipulation treatment helps relieve the pain and improve
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 Cross Chiropractic Center have enjoyed
just such improvement!
LOWER LIMB IMBALANCE IMPROVEMENT
Other Sandy Springs chiropractic patients with limb
imbalances for whom one leg is seemingly stronger than the
other have found relief with their Sandy Springs chiropractic
spinal manipulation, also. They may know they have it
or do not realize it until we go through the exam together.
Once discovered, limb strength imbalances of a minimum of 15% in hip flexion, extension, abduction or knee flexion treated
with spinal manipulation improved compared to placebo
treatment. These strength improvements were noted after just
one lumbar spine manipulation session. (3) Spinal mobilization boosted
hip flexor strength and performance in asymptomatic young adults. (4) These are
positive outcomes for our Sandy Springs chiropractic
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Check out 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 get
rid of the hip pain. His treatment with the Cox® Technic
System of Spinal Pain Management helped her.
Schedule your next Sandy Springs chiropractic care
appointment with Cross Chiropractic Center. Come find out how spinal
manipulation may help your spine, hip and knee pain and
weakness, back pain, and more! Experience the healing connection yourself!