Right leg. Left leg. Leg pain (aka sciatica) will affect either leg
(and sometimes both). Tonawanda chiropractic care at Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
helps alleviate leg pain and addresses
the spinal cause of the sciatica at the same time. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation leads
Tonawanda leg pain and back pain patients to pain relief with chiropractic care.
SCIATIC LEG PAIN: Right Leg or Left Leg
You have heard of right-handed people and left-handed
people, right? Yes! Did you know that the left leg grows longer in right-handed people and the right
leg grows longer in left-handed people? Not 100% of the time, but
research documents this differeence.
Bearing this in mind, it is not surprising that more
people have longer left legs (53%) than right
legs (39%). Incredibly, just 8% of people have equal
leg lengths. (1) What role does that play in
which leg will have radiculopathy? Discs will
bulge into the concavity of the curve owing to a range
of issues like uneven stresses on the disc’s anulus. The
concavity of the spinal curve is on the long leg side. A right-handed person
with a long left leg will likely experience left leg pain. Another interesting point: hip pain often occurs
on the long leg side, too: 88.9% long leg versus 11.1% short leg.
Sciatica, too: 78.5% occurs on the long
leg side vs 21.5% on the short leg side. (2,3) Your
Tonawanda chiropractor can spot a short leg pretty
simply by checking three 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 Tonawanda
chiropractor to find a short leg…and address any related
disc herniation causes of pain!
DISC HERNIATION RE-ABSORPTION WITH NON-SURGICAL CARE
A new study studied 75 cases of ruptured
lumbar disc herniation. Forty-six of the 75 cases experienced
radiating leg pain: 46 cases on the left and 29 on
the right. (Makes sense now, right?)
At 5 years follow-up after non-surgical treatment, a
“reabsorption” phenomenon was noted. The excellent and good rate of disc reabsorption
was 73.24%. (5) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation delivers pain easing
non-surgical care of Tonawanda leg pain and back pain.
RELIEF FOR Tonawanda LEG PAIN and BACK PAIN
And then recall the recent paper regarding
the benefits of chiropractic maintenance care: Maintenance care reduces
the number of days of pain in acute back pain
episodes and increases the length of pain-free times
between back pain
episodes in patients with recurrent and persistent back pain. (6) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
is ready for those back pain and leg pain patients wanting fewer back and leg pain days and those who would like to live life with longer periods without leg and back pain.
CONTACT Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Cameron McConville on the
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management eases
sciatic leg pain radiculopathy as well as related back pain
Schedule your Tonawanda chiropractic appointment at
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation today to find relief from Tonawanda
leg pain and sciatica regardless of which leg is hurting!