Right leg. Left leg. Sciatic leg
pain will affect either leg
(and sometimes both). West Palm Beach chiropractic care at Moses Chiropractic
helps ease leg pain and focuses on
the spinal cause of the sciatica at the same time. Moses Chiropractic leads
West Palm Beach 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 more
people have 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 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 experience 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% happens on the long
leg side versus 21.5% on the short leg side. (2,3) Your
West Palm Beach chiropractor can see 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 West Palm Beach
chiropractor to see 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 reported on 75 cases of ruptured
lumbar disc herniation. 46 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 noted. The excellent and good rate of disc reabsorption
was 73.24%. (5) Moses Chiropractic provides pain easing
non-surgical care of West Palm Beach leg pain and back pain.
RELIEF FOR West Palm Beach LEG PAIN and BACK PAIN
And then remember the recent paper regarding
the benefits of chiropractic maintenance care: Maintenance care reduces
the number of painful days for 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) Moses Chiropractic
is ready for those back pain and leg pain patients seeking fewer days with back and leg
pain and those who want to live life with longer periods without leg and back pain.
CONTACT Moses 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 as well as related back pain
Schedule your West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment at
Moses Chiropractic now to find relief from West Palm Beach
leg pain and sciatica no matter which leg is affected!