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 as
well as imbalance are investigated.
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn has seen such relief. The research adds
to the talk with such Ashburn chiropractic patients
that there’s hope for their condition.
LOWER LIMB STRENGTH IMPROVEMENT
Ashburn chiropractic patients visit Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn with typically one pain issue and do
not even note other issues until we uncover them
together via the spinal examination. We are manytimes
detectives together! The chiropractic exam can discover
clues to the condition at hand, clues that frequently are sore
or weak and, thankfully, also resolve with chiropractic treatment. Lower
limb weakness is often overlooked
by back and leg pain patients. Pain is the attention-getter. One report
reported that a single spinal manipulation improved
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 showed immediate increase
in muscle strength after just one session. 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 with hip and knee weakness yet otherwise healthy, the strength
improvement is even larger. (2) Patients at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn have reported
just such improvement!
LOWER LIMB IMBALANCE IMPROVEMENT
Other Ashburn chiropractic patients with limb
imbalances in whom one leg seems stronger than the
other have found relief with their Ashburn chiropractic
spinal manipulation, too. They may know they have it
or don’t realize it until we complete the exam together.
Once found, limb strength imbalances of a minimum of 15% in hip flexion, extension, abduction or knee flexion cared for
with spinal manipulation got better compared to placebo
treatment. These strength improvements were noted 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 Ashburn chiropractic
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
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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 helped her.
Schedule your next Ashburn chiropractic care
appointment with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. 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!