The Low Back and Leg Connection in Wayland

The Low Back and Leg Connection in Wayland MI

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Bottom Line:

Most orthopedic practices have a specialist for your foot, a specialist for your back, a specialist for your hip, and a specialist for your knee. Based on the number of specialists for your back, hip, and leg you would think these joints aren’t designed to work together. But research has shown that not only are your low back and lower extremities linked by your nervous systems, but also by biomechanics. When you take a step, it’s the coordination of your toes, ankles, knee, hip, pelvis, and low back that help you move forward. That is why when you have an issue with any part of that biomechanical chain, it’s important to evaluate every joint independently and how it’s working with the neighboring joints in Wayland MI.

Why it Matters in Wayland MI:

The proper motion of these joints is crucial to their longevity. Researchers have discovered that adjustments to the hip, knee, and ankle can decrease the pain associated with osteoarthritis and degenerative changes by over 60%! We know there is a strong connection between low back and hip pain. So, if you have hip, knee, or leg pain, it's essential to also address your low back.

  • Pain in your hip, leg, or knee can stem from a problem in your low back.
  • Adjustments to your low back in Wayland can improve the function of your hip and leg.
  • People with hip pain have shown improvement in pain by over 60%.

Next Steps:

Over 85% of the population with be afflicted with back pain at some point in their life. Many will also have associated leg pain or radiculopathy. If this sounds familiar, know you are in the right place. Our practice is focused on helping people find relief naturally. We use the latest evidence-informed care to ensure you can get back on your feet as soon as possible and find lasting relief! We also invite you and a guest to attend our FREE Falling Apart Syndrome workshop on June 24 at 6:00 PM, where Dr. Erik will unpack common problems we frequently encounter with our hips, knees, and ankles (which often start from issues in the lower back and pelvis). Please contact us via phone (we can receive texts as well), email, or Facebook if you are interested so we can reserve your seats. The workshop is free to attend and open to the public.

Science Source(s):

  • Comparison of Chronic Low-Back Pain Patients Hip Range of Motion with Lumbar Instability. J Phys Ther Sci. 2015
  • A Single-Group Design Using Full Kinetic Chain Manipulative Therapy with Rehabilitation in the Treatment of 18 Patients with Hip Osteoarthritis. JMPT 2010
  • Comparison of Manual Therapy and Exercise Therapy in Osteoarthritis of the Hip: a Randomized Clinical Trial. Arthritis Rheum. 2004


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Full Potential Chiropractic

135 E Superior St
Wayland, MI 49348

(269) 792-9952