It is all connected. The spine, the hips, the knees, the legs, the feet, the toes. In new published articles, the connection between spinal manipulation and the relief of lower limb pain and weakness as well as imbalance are explored. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic has noticed such relief. The research contributes to the discussion with such Augusta chiropractic patients that there is hope for their condition.
LOWER LIMB STRENGTH IMPROVEMENT
Augusta chiropractic patients visit Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic with usually one pain issue and don’t even note other issues until we find them together via the spinal examination. We are manytimes detectives together! The chiropractic exam can discover clues to the condition at hand, clues that often are painful or weak and, thankfully, also calm with chiropractic treatment. Lower limb weakness is manytimes overlooked by back and leg pain patients. Pain is the attention-getter. One report 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 paper of spinal manipulation’s effect on lower limb strength of healthy people displayed immediate boost in muscle strength after just one treatment. The chiropractic spinal manipulation treatment helps ease the pain and improve the lower limb weakness. The effect is found to be immediate with just one spinal manipulation. For patients with hip and knee weakness yet otherwise healthy, the strength improvement is even bigger. (2) Patients at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic have enjoyed just such improvement!
LOWER LIMB IMBALANCE IMPROVEMENT
Other Augusta chiropractic patients with limb imbalances for whom one leg seems stronger than the other have noticed relief with their Augusta chiropractic spinal manipulation, too. They may realize they have it or don’t realize it until we complete the exam together. Once found, limb strength imbalances of at least 15% in hip flexion, extension, abduction or knee flexion cared for with spinal manipulation improved compared to placebo treatment. These strength improvements were recorded after just one lumbar spine manipulation session. (3) Spinal mobilization improved hip flexor strength and performance in asymptomatic young adults. (4) These are positive results for our Augusta chiropractic patients!
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Listen to 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 helped her.
Schedule your next Augusta chiropractic care appointment with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. Come find out how spinal manipulation may better your spine, hip and knee pain and weakness, back pain, and more! It’s time for you to experience the healing connection!