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The Spinal Connections: Vancouver Disc Centers Delivers 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 recent published articles, the connection between spinal manipulation and the relief of lower limb pain and weakness  as well as imbalance are investigated. Vancouver Disc Centers has seen such relief. The research adds to the talk with such Vancouver chiropractic patients that there’s hope for their condition.

LOWER LIMB STRENGTH IMPROVEMENT

Vancouver chiropractic patients visit Vancouver Disc Centers with typically one pain issue and don’t even note other issues until we uncover them together during the spinal examination. We are often detectives together! The chiropractic exam 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 report reported that a single spinal manipulation improved 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 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 just one spinal manipulation. For patients who experience hip and knee weakness yet otherwise healthy, the strength improvement is even bigger. (2) Patients at Vancouver Disc Centers have enjoyed just such improvement!

LOWER LIMB IMBALANCE IMPROVEMENT

Other Vancouver chiropractic patients with limb imbalances in whom one leg is seemingly stronger than the other have noticed relief with their Vancouver chiropractic spinal manipulation, too. They may know they have it or don’t realize it until we go through the exam jointly. Once discovered, limb strength imbalances of a minimum of 15% in hip flexion, extension, abduction or knee flexion treated with spinal manipulation got better 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 results for our Vancouver 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 Vancouver chiropractic care appointment with Vancouver Disc Centers. Come see how spinal manipulation may help your spine, hip and knee pain and weakness, back pain, and more! It’s time for you to experience the healing connection!

 
Vancouver Disc Centers helps patients who have back pain and lower limb weakness that accompanies back pain.  
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