The Spinal Connections: Executive Chiropractic of Iowa Delivers 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 new studies, the connection between spinal manipulation and the relief of lower limb pain and weakness  as well as imbalance are explored. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa has seen such relief. The research adds to the discussion with such West Des Moines chiropractic patients that there is hope for their condition.

LOWER LIMB STRENGTH IMPROVEMENT

West Des Moines chiropractic patients visit Executive Chiropractic of Iowa with usually one pain issue and don’t even notice other issues until we uncover them together during the spinal examination. We are manytimes 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 unnoticed 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 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 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 Executive Chiropractic of Iowa have reported just such improvement!

LOWER LIMB IMBALANCE IMPROVEMENT

Other West Des Moines chiropractic patients with limb imbalances for whom one leg is seemingly stronger than the other have noticed relief with their West Des Moines chiropractic spinal manipulation, also. They may know they have it or do not realize it until we complete 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 improved 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 West Des Moines 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 relieve the hip pain. His treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management got the job done.

Schedule your next West Des Moines chiropractic care appointment with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. Come find out how spinal manipulation may help your spine, hip and knee pain and weakness, back pain, and more! Experience the healing connection yourself!

 
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa helps patients who have back pain and lower limb weakness that accompanies back pain.  
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