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Relieving Chiropractic Care Relief of Richmond Leg Pain Right or Left

Left leg. Right leg. Sciatic leg pain will affect either leg (and sometimes both). Richmond chiropractic care at Johnson Chiropractic helps reduce leg pain and focuses on the spinal source of the sciatica at the same time. Johnson Chiropractic leads Richmond 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? 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’s not surprising that there are more people with 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 sciatic leg pain? Discs will bulge into the concavity of the curve owing 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 have leg pain on the left side. Another curious 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 versus 21.5% on the short leg side. (2,3) Your Richmond chiropractor can see a short leg pretty easily 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 solid relationship between visual and xray measurements. (4) Trust your Richmond chiropractor to see 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 reported on 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) Johnson Chiropractic provides pain easing non-surgical care of Richmond leg pain and back pain.

RELIEF FOR Richmond LEG PAIN and BACK PAIN

And then recall the recent paper regarding the benefits of chiropractic maintenance care: Maintenance care decreases the number of days of pain in acute back pain episodes and raises the length of pain-free periods between recurrent back pain episodes of persistent back pain. (6) Johnson Chiropractic 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 fewer periods of 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 eases sciatic leg pain radiculopathy along with related back pain issues.

Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment at Johnson Chiropractic today to find relief from Richmond leg pain and sciatica regardless of which leg is affected!

 
Johnson Chiropractic provides relief for sciatic leg pain at its spinal source.  
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