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The Spinal Connections: Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Delivers Spinal Manipulation Which Shows Lower Limb Strength Improvement

July 31, 2020

It’s 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. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc has noticed such relief. The research contributes to the talk with such Fort Wayne chiropractic patients that there is hope for their condition.


Fort Wayne chiropractic patients seek care at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc with typically one pain issue and do not even note other issues until we uncover them together during the spinal exam. We are manytimes detectives together! The chiropractic examination can discover 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 reported that a single spinal manipulation improved muscle strength (for 30 minutes) 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 displayed immediate increase in muscle strength after just one treatment. The chiropractic spinal manipulation treatment helps relieve the pain and improve 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 Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc have enjoyed just such improvement!


Other Fort Wayne chiropractic patients with limb imbalances for whom one leg is seemingly stronger than the other have noticed relief with their Fort Wayne chiropractic spinal manipulation, too. They may realize they have it or don’t realize it until we go through the exam jointly. Once found, limb strength imbalances of at least 15% in hip flexion, extension, abduction or knee flexion treated with spinal manipulation improved compared to placebo treatment. These strength improvements were recorded after just one lumbar spine manipulation session. (3) Spinal mobilization improved hip flexor strength and performance in asymptomatic young adults. (4) These are positive results for our Fort Wayne 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 treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helped her.

Schedule your next Fort Wayne chiropractic care appointment with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. Come find out how spinal manipulation may help your spine, hip and knee pain and weakness, back pain, and more! Experience the healing connection yourself!

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc helps patients who experience back pain and lower limb weakness that accompanies back pain.