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The Spinal Connections: Johnson Chiropractic Offers 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 new studies, the connection between spinal manipulation and the relief of lower limb pain and weakness  and imbalance are investigated. Johnson Chiropractic has seen such relief. The research contributes to the talk with such Richmond chiropractic patients that there is hope for their condition.

LOWER LIMB STRENGTH IMPROVEMENT

Richmond chiropractic patients visit Johnson Chiropractic with typically one pain issue and don’t even notice other issues until we uncover them together via the spinal exam. 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 calm with chiropractic treatment. Lower limb weakness is manytimes disregarded by back and leg pain patients. Pain is the attention-getter. One report reported that a single spinal manipulation enhanced muscle strength (for a half hour) 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 ease the pain and improve the lower limb weakness. The effect is reported to be immediate with just one spinal manipulation. For patients who have hip and knee weakness yet otherwise healthy, the strength improvement is even bigger. (2) Patients at Johnson Chiropractic have noticed just such improvement!

LOWER LIMB IMBALANCE IMPROVEMENT

Other Richmond chiropractic patients with limb imbalances in whom one leg is seemingly stronger than the other have noticed relief with their Richmond chiropractic spinal manipulation, also. They may realize they have it or do not realize it until we go through the exam jointly. Once found, 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 seen 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 Richmond 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 treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management got the job done.

Schedule your next Richmond chiropractic care appointment with Johnson Chiropractic. Come see how spinal manipulation may better your spine, hip and knee pain and weakness, back pain, and more! Experience the healing connection yourself!

 
Johnson Chiropractic helps patients who experience back pain and lower limb weakness that accompanies back pain.  
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