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The Spinal Connections: Manahawkin Chiropractic Center 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 new published articles, the connection between spinal manipulation and the relief of lower limb pain and weakness  in addition to imbalance are explored. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center has seen such relief. The research contributes to the talk with such Manahawkin chiropractic patients that there’s hope for their condition.


Manahawkin chiropractic patients come to Manahawkin Chiropractic Center 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 exam can discover clues to the condition at hand, clues that often are painful or weak and, thankfully, also calm with chiropractic treatment. Lower limb weakness is often disregarded by back and leg pain patients. Pain is the attention-getter. One report 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 paper 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 found to be immediate with only one spinal manipulation. For patients who experience hip and knee weakness yet otherwise healthy, the strength improvement is even larger. (2) Patients at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center have enjoyed just such improvement!


Other Manahawkin chiropractic patients with limb imbalances for whom one leg seems stronger than the other have found relief with their Manahawkin chiropractic spinal manipulation, also. They may realize 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 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 Manahawkin 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 relieve the hip pain. His care with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management got the job done.

Schedule your next Manahawkin chiropractic care appointment with Manahawkin Chiropractic Center. 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!

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