The Spinal Connections: Vancouver Spine Care Centre 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 recent studies, the connection between spinal manipulation and the relief of lower limb pain and weakness  as well as imbalance are explored. Vancouver Spine Care Centre has seen such relief. The research contributes to the talk with such Vancouver chiropractic patients that there is hope for their condition.

LOWER LIMB STRENGTH IMPROVEMENT

Vancouver chiropractic patients come to Vancouver Spine Care Centre with usually one pain issue and do not even note other issues until we uncover them together during the spinal examination. We are often detectives together! The chiropractic exam can discover clues to the condition at hand, clues that often are sore or weak and, thankfully, also calm with chiropractic treatment. Lower limb weakness is manytimes unnoticed by back and leg pain patients. Pain is the attention-getter. One study reported 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 study of spinal manipulation’s effect on lower limb strength of healthy people displayed immediate boost in muscle strength after just one treatment. The chiropractic spinal manipulation treatment helps ease the pain and increase the lower limb weakness. The effect is reported to be immediate with only one spinal manipulation. For patients who experience hip and knee weakness yet otherwise healthy, the strength improvement is even bigger. (2) Patients at Vancouver Spine Care Centre have noticed just such improvement!

LOWER LIMB IMBALANCE IMPROVEMENT

Other Vancouver chiropractic patients with limb imbalances in whom one leg seems stronger than the other have noticed relief with their Vancouver chiropractic spinal manipulation, also. They may know they have it or do not 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 recorded 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 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 got the job done.

Schedule your next Vancouver chiropractic care appointment with Vancouver Spine Care Centre. Come see 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!

 
Vancouver Spine Care Centre helps patients who have back pain and lower limb weakness that accompanies back pain.  
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