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

It is 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  and imbalance are investigated. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic has noticed such relief. The research adds to the discussion with such Eugene chiropractic patients that there is hope for their condition.

LOWER LIMB STRENGTH IMPROVEMENT

Eugene chiropractic patients seek care at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic with typically one pain issue and do not even note other issues until we find them together via the spinal exam. We are manytimes detectives together! The chiropractic examination can uncover clues to the condition at hand, clues that frequently are sore or weak and, thankfully, also calm 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 improved 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 only one spinal manipulation. For patients who have hip and knee weakness yet otherwise healthy, the strength improvement is even larger. (2) Patients at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic have noticed just such improvement!

LOWER LIMB IMBALANCE IMPROVEMENT

Other Eugene chiropractic patients with limb imbalances in whom one leg seems stronger than the other have noticed relief with their Eugene chiropractic spinal manipulation, also. They may know they have it or do not realize it until we complete the exam jointly. Once discovered, 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 boosted hip flexor strength and performance in asymptomatic young adults. (4) These are positive results for our Eugene 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 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 got the job done.

Schedule your next Eugene chiropractic care appointment with Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic. 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!

 
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic helps patients who have back pain and lower limb weakness that accompanies back pain.  
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