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%). Incredibly, 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.
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Cameron McConville on the
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares how
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management eases
sciatic leg pain radiculopathy along with related back pain
Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment at
Johnson Chiropractic today to find relief from Richmond
leg pain and sciatica regardless of which leg is affected!