Right leg. Left leg. Sciatica (aka leg pain) will affect either leg
(and sometimes both). Baton Rouge chiropractic care at Spine & Sports Rehab Center
helps alleviate leg pain and focuses on
the spinal source of the sciatica at the same time. Spine & Sports Rehab Center guides
Baton Rouge 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? Of course, you have! 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’s 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 impact
which leg will have sciatic leg pain? 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 have left leg pain. 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 vs 21.5% on the short leg side. (2,3) Your
Baton Rouge chiropractor can spot 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 noted that there is a solid
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!
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 post- non-surgical treatment, a
“reabsorption” phenomenon was found. The excellent and good rate of disc reabsorption
was 73.24%. (5) Spine & Sports Rehab Center delivers pain easing
non-surgical care of Baton Rouge leg pain and back pain.
RELIEF FOR Baton Rouge LEG PAIN and BACK PAIN
And then remember the new paper about
the benefits of chiropractic maintenance care: Maintenance care decreases
the number of days of pain for acute back pain
episodes and increases the length of pain-free times
between back pain
episodes in patients with recurrent and persistent back pain. (6) Spine & Sports Rehab Center
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 Spine & Sports Rehab Center
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 relieves
sciatic leg pain radiculopathy as well as related back pain
Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment at
Spine & Sports Rehab Center now to get relief from Baton Rouge
leg pain and sciatica regardless of which leg is hurting!