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The Spinal Connections: Malverne Health & Wellness Delivers Spinal Manipulation Which Shows Lower Limb Strength Improvement

It is all connected. The spine, the hips, the knees, the legs, the feet, the toes. In newer studies, the connection between spinal manipulation and the relief of lower limb pain and weakness  as well as imbalance are investigated. Malverne Health & Wellness has noticed such relief. The research contributes to the discussion with such Malverne chiropractic patients that there is hope for their condition.


Malverne chiropractic patients visit Malverne Health & Wellness with usually one pain issue and do not even notice other issues until we uncover them together via the spinal examination. We are often detectives together! The chiropractic examination can discover clues to the condition at hand, clues that frequently are painful or weak and, thankfully, also calm with chiropractic treatment. Lower limb weakness is manytimes unnoticed by back and leg pain patients. Pain is the attention-getter. One report reported that a single spinal manipulation improved muscle strength (for 30 minutes) and corticospinal excitability (for 60 minutes) 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 boost in muscle strength after just one treatment. The chiropractic spinal manipulation treatment helps relieve the pain and improve the lower limb weakness. The effect is reported 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 Malverne Health & Wellness have enjoyed just such improvement!


Other Malverne chiropractic patients with limb imbalances in whom one leg seems stronger than the other have noticed relief with their Malverne chiropractic spinal manipulation, too. They may know they have it or do not realize it until we go through the exam jointly. Once discovered, limb strength imbalances of a minimum of 15% in hip flexion, extension, abduction or knee flexion treated with spinal manipulation got better 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 results for our Malverne 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 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 got the job done.

Schedule your next Malverne chiropractic care appointment with Malverne Health & Wellness. Come find out how spinal manipulation may improve your spine, hip and knee pain and weakness, back pain, and more! It’s time for you to experience the healing connection!

Malverne Health & Wellness helps patients who experience back pain and lower limb weakness that accompanies back pain.  
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