Right leg. Left leg. Leg pain (aka sciatica) will affect either leg
(and sometimes both). Brooks chiropractic care at Soft Health and Healing Clinic
helps alleviate leg pain and addresses
the spinal source of the sciatica at the same time. Soft Health and Healing Clinic leads
Brooks 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? Yes! 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 more
people have longer left legs (53%) than right
legs (39%). Amazingly, only 8% of people have equal
leg lengths. (1) What role does that play in
which leg will have sciatica? 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 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% happens on the long
leg side versus 21.5% on the short leg side. (2,3) Your
Brooks chiropractor can see a short leg pretty
simply by checking three 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 Brooks
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 reported on 75 cases of ruptured
lumbar disc herniation. 46 of the 75 cases had
leg pain radiculopathy: 46 cases on the left and 29 on
the right. (Makes sense now, yes?)
At 5 years post- non-surgical treatment, a
“reabsorption” phenomenon was seen. The excellent and good rate of disc reabsorption
was 73.24%. (5) Soft Health and Healing Clinic delivers pain easing
non-surgical care of Brooks leg pain and back pain.
RELIEF FOR Brooks 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 for acute back pain
episodes and raises the length of pain-free periods
between recurrent back pain episodes of persistent back pain. (6) Soft Health and Healing Clinic
is ready for those back pain and leg pain patients seeking fewer back and leg pain days and those who want to live life with longer periods without leg and back pain.
CONTACT Soft Health and Healing Clinic
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 along with related back pain
Schedule your Brooks chiropractic appointment at
Soft Health and Healing Clinic today to get relief from Brooks
leg pain and sciatica no matter which leg is hurting!