It is all connected. The spine, the hips, the
knees, the legs, the feet, the toes. In recent studies, the connection between spinal manipulation and the relief
of lower limb pain and weakness and imbalance are explored.
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center has noticed such relief. The research adds
to the discussion with such Paramus chiropractic patients
that there’s hope for their condition.
LOWER LIMB STRENGTH IMPROVEMENT
Paramus chiropractic patients visit Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center with usually one pain issue and do
not even note other issues until we find them
together via the spinal examination. We are manytimes
detectives together! The chiropractic exam can uncover
clues to the condition at hand, clues that often are painful
or weak and, thankfully, also resolve with chiropractic treatment. Lower
limb weakness is manytimes overlooked
by back and leg pain patients. Pain is the attention-getter. One study
reported that a single spinal manipulation enhanced
muscle strength (for 30 minutes) 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 increase
in muscle strength after just one treatment. The chiropractic
spinal manipulation treatment helps relieve the pain and improve
the lower limb weakness. The effect is reported to be immediate
with just one spinal manipulation. For patients with hip and knee weakness yet otherwise healthy, the strength
improvement is even bigger. (2) Patients at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center have noticed
just such improvement!
LOWER LIMB IMBALANCE IMPROVEMENT
Other Paramus chiropractic patients with limb
imbalances in whom one leg is seemingly stronger than the
other have found relief with their Paramus chiropractic
spinal manipulation, also. They may realize they have it
or don’t realize it until we go through 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 got better compared to placebo
treatment. These strength improvements were recorded after just
one lumbar spine manipulation session. (3) Spinal mobilization boosted
hip flexor strength and performance in asymptomatic young adults. (4) These are
positive outcomes for our Paramus chiropractic
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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 got the job done.
Schedule your next Paramus chiropractic care
appointment with Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center. 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!