The Spinal Connections: Satterwhite Chiropractic 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 studies, the connection between spinal manipulation and the relief of lower limb pain and weakness  in addition to imbalance are explored. Satterwhite Chiropractic has seen such relief. The research contributes to the talk with such Oxford chiropractic patients that there is hope for their condition.

LOWER LIMB STRENGTH IMPROVEMENT

Oxford chiropractic patients come to Satterwhite Chiropractic with typically one pain issue and don’t even note other issues until we find them together during the spinal exam. We are manytimes detectives together! The chiropractic exam can uncover clues to the condition at hand, clues that often are painful 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 study stated that a single spinal manipulation enhanced muscle strength (for a half hour) and corticospinal excitability (for 60 minutes) 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 boost in muscle strength after just one session. The chiropractic spinal manipulation treatment helps relieve the pain and increase the lower limb weakness. The effect is reported 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 Satterwhite Chiropractic have reported just such improvement!

LOWER LIMB IMBALANCE IMPROVEMENT

Other Oxford chiropractic patients with limb imbalances in whom one leg is seemingly stronger than the other have noticed relief with their Oxford chiropractic spinal manipulation, also. They may know they have it or do not realize it until we go through the exam together. Once discovered, limb strength imbalances of at least 15% in hip flexion, extension, abduction or knee flexion treated with spinal manipulation improved compared to placebo treatment. These strength improvements were seen 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 Oxford chiropractic patients!

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Check out this PODCAST by Dr. Kim Lombardy on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains how he helped 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 Oxford chiropractic care appointment with Satterwhite Chiropractic. 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!

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