Right leg. Left leg. Sciatica (aka leg pain) will affect either leg
(and sometimes both). Vancouver chiropractic care at Vancouver Disc Centers
helps decrease leg pain and focuses on
the spinal source of the sciatica at the same time. Vancouver Disc Centers guides
Vancouver 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 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.
Bearing this in mind, it’s not surprising that there are more people with longer left legs (53%) than right
legs (39%). Incredibly, just 8% of people have equal
leg lengths. (1) How does that influence
which leg will have sciatica? Discs will
bulge into the concavity of the curve owing 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 leg pain
on the left side. 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 versus 21.5% on the short leg side. (2,3) Your
Vancouver chiropractor can see a short leg pretty
simply by examining 3 things: iliac
crest, the verticality of the spine, and levelness of the posterosuperior iliac
spine dimples. Researchers stated that there is a solid
relationship between visual and xray measurements. (4) Trust your Vancouver
chiropractor to find a short leg…and address any related
disc herniation sources of pain!
DISC HERNIATION RE-ABSORPTION WITH NON-SURGICAL CARE
A new study reported on 75 cases of ruptured
lumbar disc herniation. Forty-six of the 75 cases had
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) Vancouver Disc Centers provides pain easing
non-surgical care of Vancouver leg pain and back pain.
RELIEF FOR Vancouver 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 increases the length of pain-free periods
between back pain
episodes in patients with recurrent and persistent back pain. (6) Vancouver Disc Centers
is ready for those back pain and leg pain patients seeking fewer days with back and leg
pain and those who would like to live life with longer periods without leg and back pain.
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
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 Vancouver chiropractic appointment at
Vancouver Disc Centers today to find relief from Vancouver
leg pain and sciatica no matter which leg is hurting!