Right leg. Left leg. Sciatic leg
pain will affect either leg
(and sometimes both). Minster chiropractic care at Minster Chiropractic Center
helps reduce leg pain and addresses
the spinal cause of the sciatica at the same time. Minster Chiropractic Center guides
Minster 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 has it documented in pretty high percentages.
With this in mind, it is not surprising that there are more people with 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 sciatica? Discs will
bulge into the concavity of the curve due 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 have leg pain
on the left side. Another curious 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 vs 21.5% on the short leg side. (2,3) Your
Minster chiropractor can see a short leg pretty
easily by examining 3 things: iliac
crest, the verticality of the spine, and levelness of the posterosuperior iliac
spine dimples. Researchers stated that there is a solid
relationship between visual and xray measurements. (4) Trust your Minster
chiropractor to find 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 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) Minster Chiropractic Center delivers pain easing
non-surgical care of Minster leg pain and back pain.
RELIEF FOR Minster LEG PAIN and BACK PAIN
And then recall the new paper regarding
the benefits of chiropractic maintenance care: Maintenance care decreases
the number of painful days for acute back pain
episodes and increases the length of pain-free periods
between recurrent back pain episodes of persistent back pain. (6) Minster Chiropractic Center
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 Minster 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 relieves
sciatic leg pain radiculopathy as well as related back pain
Schedule your Minster chiropractic appointment at
Minster Chiropractic Center now to get relief from Minster
leg pain and sciatica no matter which leg is hurting!