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
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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!