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.
LOWER LIMB STRENGTH IMPROVEMENT
Malverne chiropractic patients seek care at 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 noticed
just such improvement!
LOWER LIMB IMBALANCE 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 cared for
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
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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! Experience the healing connection yourself!