Changes in gait parameters, muscle tone, and radiographic parameters in post-ischemic stroke patients following chiropractic care
A ChiroSecure Research Update
Abstract: This retrospective chart review was performed to assess the effect of chiropractic intervention in patients with post-ischemic stroke.
Discussion: Seven patients with a history of ischemic stroke who underwent chiropractic adjustment were retrospectively evaluated.
A chart review was performed to extract age, medical history, and treatment interventions. The magnitude of spinal subluxation was determined using standing radiography (X-ray). A comparison of measurements from pre- and post-treatment radiographs revealed that cervical lordosis had improved, Additionally, sensorimotor function of the upper and lower extremities, muscle activation, gait parameters, and quality of life improved in all patients.
These results suggest that chiropractic care can b an effective part of post-stroke rehabilitation.
Conclusion: In this study, positive changes were observed in radiological, sEMG, and walking cycloramas in post-stroke patients who received early chiropractic treatment. Therefore, chiropractors can play a crucial role in post-stroke rehabilitation to reduce the burden on patients, families, and society, while indirectly promoting long-term cost savings.
Reference: L Ling CW. Changes in gait parameters, muscle tone, and radiographic parameters in post-ischemic stroke patients following chiropractic care. Asia-Pac Chiropr J. 2023;3.4. URL apcj.net/Papers-Issue-3-4/#LingGait