The Spinal Connections: Young Chiropractic Delivers Spinal Manipulation Which Shows Lower Limb Strength Improvement

July 31, 2020

It is 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 investigated. Young Chiropractic has noticed such relief. The research adds to the discussion with such Easley chiropractic patients that there is hope for their condition.


Easley chiropractic patients seek care at Young Chiropractic with usually one pain issue and don’t even note other issues until we uncover them together via the spinal exam. We are often 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 report stated that a single spinal manipulation enhanced muscle strength (for a half hour) and corticospinal excitability (for an hour) to ankle plantar flexor muscles in Taekwondo athletes. (1) Another paper of spinal manipulation’s effect on lower limb strength of healthy people displayed immediate increase in muscle strength after just one session. The chiropractic spinal manipulation treatment helps ease the pain and improve the lower limb weakness. The effect is found to be immediate with just one spinal manipulation. For patients who have hip and knee weakness yet otherwise healthy, the strength improvement is even bigger. (2) Patients at Young Chiropractic have enjoyed just such improvement!


Other Easley chiropractic patients with limb imbalances in whom one leg is seemingly stronger than the other have noticed relief with their Easley chiropractic spinal manipulation, too. They may realize they have it or do not 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 cared for with spinal manipulation improved compared to placebo treatment. These strength improvements were seen after just one lumbar spine manipulation session. (3) Spinal mobilization enhanced hip flexor strength and performance in asymptomatic young adults. (4) These are positive outcomes for our Easley 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 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 did the trick.

Schedule your next Easley chiropractic care appointment with Young Chiropractic. Come see how spinal manipulation may help your spine, hip and knee pain and weakness, back pain, and more! Experience the healing connection yourself!

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