Right leg. Left leg. Leg pain (aka sciatica) will affect either leg
(and sometimes both). St. Francisville chiropractic care at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
helps decrease leg pain and addresses
the spinal cause of the sciatica at the same time. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville guides
St. Francisville leg pain and back pain patients to pain relief with chiropractic care.
SCIATIC LEG PAIN: Right Leg or Left Leg
You’ve 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 there are more people with longer left legs (53%) than right
legs (39%). Amazingly, just 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 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 have left leg pain. Another interesting point: hip pain often arises
on the long leg side, too: 88.9% long leg vs 11.1% short leg.
Sciatica is the same: 78.5% happens on the long
leg side vs 21.5% on the short leg side. (2,3) Your
St. Francisville 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 stated that there is a strong
relationship between visual and xray measurements. (4) Trust your St. Francisville
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 reported on 75 cases of ruptured
lumbar disc herniation. Forty-six of the 75 cases had
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 noted. The excellent and good rate of disc reabsorption
was 73.24%. (5) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville delivers pain easing
non-surgical care of St. Francisville leg pain and back pain.
RELIEF FOR St. Francisville LEG PAIN and BACK PAIN
And then recall the recent paper about
the benefits of chiropractic maintenance care: Maintenance care decreases
the number of days of pain in acute back pain
episodes and increases the length of pain-free periods
between recurrent back pain episodes of persistent back pain. (6) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
is here for those back pain and leg pain patients seeking fewer back and leg pain days and those who want to live life with fewer periods
of leg and back pain.
CONTACT Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
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 alleviates
sciatic leg pain radiculopathy as well as related back pain
Schedule your St. Francisville chiropractic appointment at
Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville today to get relief from St. Francisville
leg pain and sciatica regardless of which leg is hurting!