Left leg. Right leg. Sciatica (aka leg pain) will affect either leg
(and sometimes both). Lynchburg chiropractic care at Palmer Chiropractic Center
helps alleviate leg pain and focuses on
the spinal source of the sciatica at the same time. Palmer Chiropractic Center leads
Lynchburg 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.
With this in mind, it’s not surprising that there are more people with longer left legs (53%) than right
legs (39%). Incredibly, 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 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 occurs
on the long leg side, too: 88.9% long leg versus 11.1% short leg.
Sciatica is the same: 78.5% arises on the long
leg side vs 21.5% on the short leg side. (2,3) Your
Lynchburg chiropractor can see a short leg pretty
simply by checking 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 Lynchburg
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 examined 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, right?)
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) Palmer Chiropractic Center delivers pain easing
non-surgical care of Lynchburg leg pain and back pain.
RELIEF FOR Lynchburg LEG PAIN and BACK PAIN
And then recall the new paper regarding
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) Palmer Chiropractic Center
is here for those back pain and leg pain patients looking
for fewer back and leg pain days and those who want to live life with longer periods without leg and back pain.
CONTACT Palmer 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 alleviates
sciatic leg pain radiculopathy as well as related back pain
Schedule your Lynchburg chiropractic appointment at
Palmer Chiropractic Center now to find relief from Lynchburg
leg pain and sciatica no matter which leg is affected!