Right leg. Left leg. Sciatic leg
pain will affect either leg
(and sometimes both). Sitka chiropractic care at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
helps reduce leg pain and focuses on
the spinal source of the sciatica at the same time. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka leads
Sitka 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? Sure! 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 has it documented in pretty high percentages.
Bearing this in mind, it’s not surprising that more
people have 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 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 leg pain
on the left side. Another curious point: hip pain often occurs
on the long leg side, too: 88.9% long leg and 11.1% short leg.
Sciatica, too: 78.5% arises on the long
leg side and 21.5% on the short leg side. (2,3) Your
Sitka chiropractor can see a short leg pretty
easily by checking three 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 Sitka
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 had
radiating leg pain: 46 cases on the left and 29 on
the right. (Makes sense now, yes?)
At 5 years post- non-surgical treatment, a
“reabsorption” phenomenon was noted. The excellent and good rate of disc reabsorption
was 73.24%. (5) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka provides relieving
non-surgical care of Sitka leg pain and back pain.
RELIEF FOR Sitka 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 times
between recurrent back pain episodes of persistent back pain. (6) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
is here for those back pain and leg pain patients seeking fewer back and leg pain days and those who would like to live life with fewer periods
of leg and back pain.
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
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 along with related back pain
Schedule your Sitka chiropractic appointment at
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka today to get relief from Sitka
leg pain and sciatica regardless of which leg is hurting!