Right leg. Left leg. Leg pain (aka sciatica) will affect either leg
(and sometimes both). Plainville chiropractic care at Layden Chiropractic
helps reduce leg pain and addresses
the spinal cause of the sciatica at the same time. Layden Chiropractic guides
Plainville 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? Of course, you have! 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 has it documented in pretty high percentages.
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 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, too: 78.5% arises on the long
leg side vs 21.5% on the short leg side. (2,3) Your
Plainville chiropractor can spot a short leg pretty
simply by examining three things: iliac
crest, the verticality of the spine, and levelness of the posterosuperior iliac
spine dimples. Researchers wrote that there is a solid
relationship between visual and xray measurements. (4) Trust your Plainville
chiropractor to see a short leg…and take care of any related
disc herniation sources of pain!
DISC HERNIATION RE-ABSORPTION WITH NON-SURGICAL CARE
A new study examined 75 cases of ruptured
lumbar disc herniation. Forty-six of the 75 cases experienced
leg pain radiculopathy: 46 cases on the left and 29 on
the right. (Makes sense now, yes?)
At 5 years follow-up after non-surgical treatment, a
“reabsorption” phenomenon was found. The excellent and good rate of disc reabsorption
was 73.24%. (5) Layden Chiropractic provides relieving
non-surgical care of Plainville leg pain and back pain.
RELIEF FOR Plainville LEG PAIN and BACK PAIN
And then recall the recent paper regarding
the benefits of chiropractic maintenance care: Maintenance care reduces
the number of painful days in acute back pain
episodes and increases the length of pain-free periods
between back pain
episodes in patients with recurrent and persistent back pain. (6) Layden Chiropractic
is here for those back pain and leg pain patients seeking fewer days with back and leg
pain and those who would like to live life with longer periods without leg and back pain.
CONTACT Layden Chiropractic
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 relieves
sciatic leg pain radiculopathy along with related back pain
Schedule your Plainville chiropractic appointment at
Layden Chiropractic today to get relief from Plainville
leg pain and sciatica no matter which leg is affected!