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The Spinal Connections: Wilson Family Chiropractic Delivers 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 studies, the connection between spinal manipulation and the relief of lower limb pain and weakness  and imbalance are investigated. Wilson Family Chiropractic has noticed such relief. The research adds to the discussion with such Millville chiropractic patients that there is hope for their condition.


Millville chiropractic patients visit Wilson Family Chiropractic with usually one pain issue and don’t even notice other issues until we uncover them together via the spinal exam. We are manytimes detectives together! The chiropractic examination can discover clues to the condition at hand, clues that frequently are painful or weak and, thankfully, also resolve with chiropractic treatment. Lower limb weakness is manytimes disregarded by back and leg pain patients. Pain is the attention-getter. One report reported that a single spinal manipulation improved muscle strength (for a half hour) 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 displayed immediate boost in muscle strength after just one treatment. The chiropractic spinal manipulation treatment helps ease the pain and improve the lower limb weakness. The effect is reported to be immediate with only one spinal manipulation. For patients with hip and knee weakness yet otherwise healthy, the strength improvement is even larger. (2) Patients at Wilson Family Chiropractic have reported just such improvement!


Other Millville chiropractic patients with limb imbalances in whom one leg seems stronger than the other have found relief with their Millville chiropractic spinal manipulation, also. They may know they have it or do not 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 cared for with spinal manipulation got better 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 outcomes for our Millville 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 care with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management got the job done.

Schedule your next Millville chiropractic care appointment with Wilson Family Chiropractic. Come find out 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!

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