Right leg. Left leg. Leg pain (aka sciatica) will affect either leg
(and sometimes both). Colorado Springs chiropractic care at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
helps alleviate leg pain and focuses on
the spinal source of the sciatica at the same time. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR leads
Colorado Springs 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? Sure! 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 documents this differeence.
Bearing this in mind, it is not surprising that more
people have longer left legs (53%) than right
legs (39%). Amazingly, only 8% of people have equal
leg lengths. (1) How does that influence
which leg will have radiculopathy? 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 have left leg pain. Another curious point: hip pain often arises
on the long leg side, too: 88.9% long leg and 11.1% short leg.
Sciatica is the same: 78.5% arises on the long
leg side and 21.5% on the short leg side. (2,3) Your
Colorado Springs chiropractor can spot a short leg pretty
easily 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 Colorado Springs
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. Forty-six of the 75 cases experienced
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 noted. The excellent and good rate of disc reabsorption
was 73.24%. (5) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR provides pain easing
non-surgical care of Colorado Springs leg pain and back pain.
RELIEF FOR Colorado Springs 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 in 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) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
is ready for those back pain and leg pain patients wanting fewer days with back and leg
pain and those who want to live life with longer periods without leg and back pain.
CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
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 eases
sciatic leg pain radiculopathy as well as related back pain
Schedule your Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment at
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR now to find relief from Colorado Springs
leg pain and sciatica regardless of which leg is affected!