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The Spinal Connections: Spengel Chiropractic Offers Spinal Manipulation Which Shows Lower Limb Strength Improvement

It’s 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 explored. Spengel Chiropractic has noticed such relief. The research adds to the talk with such McHenry chiropractic patients that there is hope for their condition.

LOWER LIMB STRENGTH IMPROVEMENT

McHenry chiropractic patients come to Spengel Chiropractic with typically one pain issue and do not 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 manytimes disregarded by back and leg pain patients. Pain is the attention-getter. One report stated that a single spinal manipulation improved muscle strength (for a half hour) 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 treatment. The chiropractic spinal manipulation treatment helps relieve the pain and increase the lower limb weakness. The effect is found to be immediate with only one spinal manipulation. For patients with hip and knee weakness yet otherwise healthy, the strength improvement is even bigger. (2) Patients at Spengel Chiropractic have noticed just such improvement!

LOWER LIMB IMBALANCE IMPROVEMENT

Other McHenry chiropractic patients with limb imbalances for whom one leg is seemingly stronger than the other have found relief with their McHenry chiropractic spinal manipulation, too. They may realize they have it or don’t realize it until we go through the exam together. 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 McHenry 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 relieve the hip pain. His treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helped her.

Schedule your next McHenry chiropractic care appointment with Spengel Chiropractic. Come find out how spinal manipulation may improve your spine, hip and knee pain and weakness, back pain, and more! It’s time for you to experience the healing connection!

 
Spengel Chiropractic helps patients who experience back pain and lower limb weakness that accompanies back pain.  
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