Right leg. Left leg. Sciatica (aka leg pain) will affect either leg
(and sometimes both). Pflugerville chiropractic care at Pflugerville Wellness Center
helps ease leg pain and addresses
the spinal cause of the sciatica at the same time. Pflugerville Wellness Center leads
Pflugerville 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.
With this in mind, it is not surprising that more
people have longer left legs (53%) than right
legs (39%). Amazingly, just 8% of people have equal
leg lengths. (1) What role does that play in
which leg will have radiculopathy? Discs will
bulge into the concavity of the curve owing 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 leg pain
on the left side. Another curious point: hip pain often occurs
on the long leg side, too: 88.9% long leg vs 11.1% short leg.
Sciatica is the same: 78.5% arises on the long
leg side vs 21.5% on the short leg side. (2,3) Your
Pflugerville chiropractor can measure a short leg pretty
easily by examining 3 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 Pflugerville
chiropractor to find 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 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, right?)
At 5 years post- non-surgical treatment, a
“reabsorption” phenomenon was found. The excellent and good rate of disc reabsorption
was 73.24%. (5) Pflugerville Wellness Center provides pain easing
non-surgical care of Pflugerville leg pain and back pain.
RELIEF FOR Pflugerville LEG PAIN and BACK PAIN
And then remember the recent paper about
the benefits of chiropractic maintenance care: Maintenance care reduces
the number of painful days in acute back pain
episodes and increases the length of pain-free times
between recurrent back pain episodes of persistent back pain. (6) Pflugerville Wellness Center
is here 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 Pflugerville Wellness Center
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 as well as related back pain
Schedule your Pflugerville chiropractic appointment at
Pflugerville Wellness Center today to get relief from Pflugerville
leg pain and sciatica regardless of which leg is hurting!