It’s 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.
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre has noticed such relief. The research adds
to the discussion with such Toronto chiropractic patients
that there is hope for their condition.
LOWER LIMB STRENGTH IMPROVEMENT
Toronto chiropractic patients visit Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre with usually one pain issue and don’t even note other issues until we find them
together during the spinal exam. We are often
detectives together! The chiropractic examination can uncover
clues to the condition at hand, clues that often are painful
or weak and, thankfully, also calm with chiropractic treatment. Lower
limb weakness is manytimes disregarded
by back and leg pain patients. Pain is the attention-getter. One study
stated 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 paper 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 who have hip and knee weakness yet otherwise healthy, the strength
improvement is even bigger. (2) Patients at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre have reported
just such improvement!
LOWER LIMB IMBALANCE IMPROVEMENT
Other Toronto chiropractic patients with limb
imbalances in whom one leg is seemingly stronger than the
other have found relief with their Toronto chiropractic
spinal manipulation, too. They may know they have it
or don’t 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 cared for
with spinal manipulation improved compared to placebo
treatment. These strength improvements were recorded after just
one lumbar spine manipulation session. (3) Spinal mobilization improved
hip flexor strength and performance in asymptomatic young adults. (4) These are
positive outcomes for our Toronto 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 relieve the hip pain. His care with the Cox® Technic
System of Spinal Pain Management did the trick.
Schedule your next Toronto chiropractic care
appointment with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. Come find out how spinal
manipulation may improve your spine, hip and knee pain and
weakness, back pain, and more! Experience the healing connection yourself!