Left leg. Right leg. Sciatica (aka leg pain) will affect either leg
(and sometimes both). Carrolltown chiropractic care at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
helps reduce leg pain and addresses
the spinal cause of the sciatica at the same time. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation guides
Carrolltown 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? 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 has it documented in pretty high percentages.
Bearing this in mind, it’s 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 radiculopathy? Discs will
bulge into the concavity of the curve due to a range
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 and 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
Carrolltown chiropractor can spot a short leg pretty
easily by checking 3 things: iliac
crest, the verticality of the spine, and levelness of the posterosuperior iliac
spine dimples. Researchers wrote that there is a solid
relationship between visual and xray measurements. (4) Trust your Carrolltown
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 experienced
radiating leg pain: 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 found. The excellent and good rate of disc reabsorption
was 73.24%. (5) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation delivers pain easing
non-surgical care of Carrolltown leg pain and back pain.
RELIEF FOR Carrolltown LEG PAIN and BACK PAIN
And then remember the new paper about
the benefits of chiropractic maintenance care: Maintenance care reduces
the number of days of pain in acute back pain
episodes and increases the length of pain-free times
between recurrent back pain episodes of persistent back pain. (6) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
is ready for those back pain and leg pain patients wanting fewer days with back and leg
pain and those who would like to live life with longer periods without leg and back pain.
CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
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 Carrolltown chiropractic appointment at
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation today to find relief from Carrolltown
leg pain and sciatica no matter which leg is affected!