Right leg. Left leg. Sciatica (aka leg pain) will affect either leg
(and sometimes both). West Palm Beach chiropractic care at Chiropractic Care
helps reduce leg pain and addresses
the spinal source of the sciatica at the same time. Chiropractic Care guides
West Palm Beach leg pain and back pain patients to pain relief with chiropractic care.
SCIATIC LEG PAIN: Right Leg or Left Leg
You’ve heard of right-handed people and left-handed
people, right? Yes! Did you know that the right
leg grows longer in left-handed people and the left leg grows longer in
right-handed people? Not all the time, but
research has it documented in pretty high percentages.
With this in mind, it’s not surprising that there are more people with longer left legs (53%) than right
legs (39%). Incredibly, just 8% of people have equal
leg lengths. (1) How does that impact
which leg will have sciatica? Discs will
bulge into the concavity of the curve owing to a variety
of issues like uneven stresses on the anulus of the disc. The
concavity of the spinal curve is on the long leg side. A right-handed person
with a long left leg will likely experience leg pain
on the left side. Another interesting point: hip pain often arises
on the long leg side, too: 88.9% long leg versus 11.1% short leg.
Sciatica is the same: 78.5% occurs on the long
leg side versus 21.5% on the short leg side. (2,3) Your
West Palm Beach chiropractor can measure a short leg pretty
simply by checking 3 things: iliac
crest, the verticality of the spine, and levelness of the posterosuperior iliac
spine dimples. Researchers noted that there is a strong
relationship between visual and xray measurements. (4) Trust your West Palm Beach
chiropractor to see a short leg…and take care of any related
disc herniation causes of pain!
DISC HERNIATION RE-ABSORPTION WITH NON-SURGICAL CARE
A new study reported on 75 cases of ruptured
lumbar disc herniation. Forty-six of the 75 cases had
radiating leg pain: 46 cases on the left and 29 on
the right. (Makes sense now, yes?)
At 5 years post- non-surgical treatment, a
“reabsorption” phenomenon was seen. The excellent and good rate of disc reabsorption
was 73.24%. (5) Chiropractic Care provides relieving
non-surgical care of West Palm Beach leg pain and back pain.
RELIEF FOR West Palm Beach LEG PAIN and BACK PAIN
And then recall the new paper regarding
the benefits of chiropractic maintenance care: Maintenance care reduces
the number of days of pain for acute back pain
episodes and raises the length of pain-free times
between recurrent back pain episodes of persistent back pain. (6) Chiropractic Care
is ready for those back pain and leg pain patients wanting fewer days with back and leg
pain and those who want to live life with longer periods without leg and back pain.
CONTACT Chiropractic Care
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Cameron McConville on the
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares how
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management alleviates
sciatic leg pain radiculopathy as well as related back pain
Schedule your West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment at
Chiropractic Care today to get relief from West Palm Beach
leg pain and sciatica no matter which leg is affected!