Right leg. Left leg. Sciatica (aka leg pain) will affect either leg
(and sometimes both). Auburn chiropractic care at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
helps decrease leg pain and addresses
the spinal cause of the sciatica at the same time. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. leads
Auburn 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 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 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 sciatic leg pain? Discs will
bulge into the concavity of the curve due 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 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, too: 78.5% occurs on the long
leg side and 21.5% on the short leg side. (2,3) Your
Auburn chiropractor can measure a short leg pretty
simply by examining 3 things: iliac
crest, the verticality of the spine, and levelness of the posterosuperior iliac
spine dimples. Researchers wrote that there is a strong
relationship between visual and xray measurements. (4) Trust your Auburn
chiropractor to see a short leg…and address 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, right?)
At 5 years follow-up after non-surgical treatment, a
“reabsorption” phenomenon was seen. The excellent and good rate of disc reabsorption
was 73.24%. (5) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. provides relieving
non-surgical care of Auburn leg pain and back pain.
RELIEF FOR Auburn LEG PAIN and BACK PAIN
And then recall the recent paper about
the benefits of chiropractic maintenance care: Maintenance care reduces
the number of painful days for acute back pain
episodes and raises the length of pain-free periods
between back pain
episodes in patients with recurrent and persistent back pain. (6) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
is here for those back pain and leg pain patients wanting fewer days with back and leg
pain and those who would like to live life with longer periods without leg and back pain.
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
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 relieves
sciatic leg pain radiculopathy as well as related back pain
Schedule your Auburn chiropractic appointment at
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. today to get relief from Auburn
leg pain and sciatica regardless of which leg is affected!