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Relieving Chiropractic Care Relief of Baton Rouge Leg Pain Right or Left

June 02, 2020

Right leg. Left leg. Leg pain (aka sciatica) will affect either leg (and sometimes both). Baton Rouge chiropractic care at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers helps reduce leg pain and focuses on the spinal source of the sciatica at the same time. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers leads Baton Rouge 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? Of course, you have! 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 more people have longer left legs (53%) than right legs (39%). Amazingly, 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 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 leg pain on the left side. Another interesting point: hip pain often occurs on the long leg side, too: 88.9% long leg versus 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 Baton Rouge chiropractor can measure 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 wrote that there is a strong relationship between visual and xray measurements. (4) Trust your Baton Rouge chiropractor to see a short leg…and address any related disc herniation causes of pain!


A new study studied 75 cases of ruptured lumbar disc herniation. Forty-six of the 75 cases experienced leg pain radiculopathy: 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 noted. The excellent and good rate of disc reabsorption was 73.24%. (5) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers provides relieving non-surgical care of Baton Rouge leg pain and back pain.


And then remember the recent paper about the benefits of chiropractic maintenance care: Maintenance care reduces the number of days of pain 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) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is here 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.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Cameron McConville on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management relieves sciatic leg pain radiculopathy along with related back pain issues.

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers now to get relief from Baton Rouge leg pain and sciatica regardless of which leg is affected!

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers provides relief for sciatic leg pain at its spinal source.