It’s 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 and imbalance are explored.
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. has noticed such relief. The research contributes
to the discussion with such Auburn chiropractic patients
that there’s hope for their condition.
LOWER LIMB STRENGTH IMPROVEMENT
Auburn chiropractic patients visit Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. with usually one pain issue and don’t even note other issues until we find them
together during the spinal examination. We are manytimes
detectives together! The chiropractic examination can discover
clues to the condition at hand, clues that frequently are sore
or weak and, thankfully, also calm with chiropractic treatment. Lower
limb weakness is often disregarded
by back and leg pain patients. Pain is the attention-getter. One study
stated that a single spinal manipulation enhanced
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 showed immediate increase
in muscle strength after just one session. The chiropractic
spinal manipulation treatment helps ease the pain and increase
the lower limb weakness. The effect is found 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 Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. have noticed
just such improvement!
LOWER LIMB IMBALANCE IMPROVEMENT
Other Auburn chiropractic patients with limb
imbalances in whom one leg is seemingly stronger than the
other have found relief with their Auburn chiropractic
spinal manipulation, too. They may realize they have it
or do not realize it until we complete the exam jointly.
Once found, limb strength imbalances of at
least 15% in hip flexion, extension, abduction or knee flexion cared for
with spinal manipulation improved compared to placebo
treatment. These strength improvements were noted after just
one lumbar spine manipulation session. (3) Spinal mobilization enhanced
hip flexor strength and performance in asymptomatic young adults. (4) These are
positive outcomes for our Auburn 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 care with the Cox® Technic
System of Spinal Pain Management did the trick.
Schedule your next Auburn chiropractic care
appointment with Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.. Come see how spinal
manipulation may better your spine, hip and knee pain and
weakness, back pain, and more! Experience the healing connection yourself!