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The Spinal Connections: Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn Delivers Spinal Manipulation Which Shows Lower Limb Strength Improvement

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 patients!

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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 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!

 
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn helps patients who have back pain and lower limb weakness that accompanies back pain.  
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