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The Spinal Connections: Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville 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 published articles, the connection between spinal manipulation and the relief of lower limb pain and weakness  in addition to imbalance are explored. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville has noticed such relief. The research adds to the talk with such St. Francisville chiropractic patients that there’s hope for their condition.


St. Francisville chiropractic patients visit Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville with usually one pain issue and don’t even notice 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 often are painful or weak and, thankfully, also resolve with chiropractic treatment. Lower limb weakness is often unnoticed by back and leg pain patients. Pain is the attention-getter. One study stated 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 ease 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 larger. (2) Patients at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville have enjoyed just such improvement!


Other St. Francisville chiropractic patients with limb imbalances in whom one leg seems stronger than the other have noticed relief with their St. Francisville chiropractic spinal manipulation, also. They may realize they have it or don’t realize it until we complete the exam jointly. Once found, limb strength imbalances of a minimum of 15% in hip flexion, extension, abduction or knee flexion treated 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 results for our St. Francisville 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 get rid of the hip pain. His treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management got the job done.

Schedule your next St. Francisville chiropractic care appointment with Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville. 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!

Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville helps patients who experience back pain and lower limb weakness that accompanies back pain.  
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