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
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
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!