Left leg. Right leg. Sciatica (aka leg pain) will affect either leg
(and sometimes both). New Roads chiropractic care at New Roads Chiropractic Center
helps ease leg pain and focuses on
the spinal source of the sciatica at the same time. New Roads Chiropractic Center guides
New Roads 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 right
leg grows longer in left-handed people and the left leg grows longer in
right-handed people? Not all the time, but
research documents this differeence.
With this in mind, it is not surprising that more
people have longer left legs (53%) than right
legs (39%). Amazingly, only 8% of people have equal
leg lengths. (1) How does that impact
which leg will have sciatic leg pain? Discs will
bulge into the concavity of the curve owing to a range
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 left leg pain. Another curious point: hip pain often occurs
on the long leg side, too: 88.9% long leg vs 11.1% short leg.
Sciatica is the same: 78.5% arises on the long
leg side and 21.5% on the short leg side. (2,3) Your
New Roads chiropractor can see a short leg pretty
easily by examining 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 New Roads
chiropractor to see a short leg…and address 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. 46 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 found. The excellent and good rate of disc reabsorption
was 73.24%. (5) New Roads Chiropractic Center provides pain easing
non-surgical care of New Roads leg pain and back pain.
RELIEF FOR New Roads LEG PAIN and BACK PAIN
And then remember the recent paper about
the benefits of chiropractic maintenance care: Maintenance care decreases
the number of painful days in acute back pain
episodes and raises the length of pain-free times
between back pain
episodes in patients with recurrent and persistent back pain. (6) New Roads Chiropractic Center
is here for those back pain and leg pain patients seeking fewer back and leg pain days and those who would like to live life with longer periods without leg and back pain.
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
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 eases
sciatic leg pain radiculopathy as well as related back pain
Schedule your New Roads chiropractic appointment at
New Roads Chiropractic Center today to find relief from New Roads
leg pain and sciatica no matter which leg is affected!