Left leg. Right leg. Leg pain (aka sciatica) will affect either leg
(and sometimes both). Millville chiropractic care at Wilson Family Chiropractic
helps reduce leg pain and focuses on
the spinal cause of the sciatica at the same time. Wilson Family Chiropractic leads
Millville 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 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 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 radiculopathy? 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 experience left leg pain. Another curious point: hip pain often occurs
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 and 21.5% on the short leg side. (2,3) Your
Millville chiropractor can spot 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 noted that there is a solid
relationship between visual and xray measurements. (4) Trust your Millville
chiropractor to find a short leg…and take care of any related
disc herniation sources 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 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 seen. The excellent and good rate of disc reabsorption
was 73.24%. (5) Wilson Family Chiropractic delivers relieving
non-surgical care of Millville leg pain and back pain.
RELIEF FOR Millville LEG PAIN and BACK PAIN
And then remember the recent paper regarding
the benefits of chiropractic maintenance care: Maintenance care decreases
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) Wilson Family Chiropractic
is ready for those back pain and leg pain patients wanting fewer back and leg pain days and those who would like to live life with longer periods without leg and back pain.
CONTACT Wilson Family 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 along with related back pain
Schedule your Millville chiropractic appointment at
Wilson Family Chiropractic now to get relief from Millville
leg pain and sciatica regardless of which leg is hurting!