The Spinal Connections: Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries Offers 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 published articles, the connection between spinal manipulation and the relief of lower limb pain and weakness  and imbalance are investigated. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries has noticed such relief. The research adds to the discussion with such Manchester chiropractic patients that there’s hope for their condition.

LOWER LIMB STRENGTH IMPROVEMENT

Manchester chiropractic patients seek care at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries with typically one pain issue and do not even note other issues until we find them together during the spinal examination. We are often detectives together! The chiropractic exam can uncover clues to the condition at hand, clues that often are sore or weak and, thankfully, also resolve with chiropractic treatment. Lower limb weakness is manytimes disregarded by back and leg pain patients. Pain is the attention-getter. One study reported that a single spinal manipulation improved muscle strength (for a half hour) 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 increase in muscle strength after just one treatment. The chiropractic spinal manipulation treatment helps ease the pain and increase the lower limb weakness. The effect is found to be immediate with only one spinal manipulation. For patients who experience hip and knee weakness yet otherwise healthy, the strength improvement is even bigger. (2) Patients at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries have noticed just such improvement!

LOWER LIMB IMBALANCE IMPROVEMENT

Other Manchester chiropractic patients with limb imbalances in whom one leg is seemingly stronger than the other have noticed relief with their Manchester chiropractic spinal manipulation, also. They may know they have it or do not 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 got better compared to placebo treatment. These strength improvements were seen 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 Manchester 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 treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management got the job done.

Schedule your next Manchester chiropractic care appointment with Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries. Come see how spinal manipulation may help your spine, hip and knee pain and weakness, back pain, and more! Experience the healing connection yourself!

 
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries helps patients who experience back pain and lower limb weakness that accompanies back pain.  
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