Relieving Chiropractic Care Relief of West Des Moines Leg Pain Right or Left

Right leg. Left leg. Sciatica (aka leg pain) will affect either leg (and sometimes both). West Des Moines chiropractic care at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa helps ease leg pain and addresses the spinal source of the sciatica at the same time. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa leads West Des Moines 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? Of course, you have! 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 is not surprising that there are more people with longer left legs (53%) than right legs (39%). Amazingly, only 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 have left leg pain. Another curious point: hip pain often occurs on the long leg side, too: 88.9% long leg vs 11.1% short leg. Sciatica, too: 78.5% happens on the long leg side and 21.5% on the short leg side. (2,3) Your West Des Moines 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 noted that there is a strong relationship between visual and xray measurements. (4) Trust your West Des Moines 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 examined 75 cases of ruptured lumbar disc herniation. 46 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 seen. The excellent and good rate of disc reabsorption was 73.24%. (5) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa provides pain easing non-surgical care of West Des Moines leg pain and back pain.

RELIEF FOR West Des Moines LEG PAIN and BACK PAIN

And then remember the recent paper about 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 times between recurrent back pain episodes of persistent back pain. (6) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is ready for those back pain and leg pain patients looking for fewer back and leg pain days and those who want to live life with fewer periods of leg and back pain.

CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa

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 relieves sciatic leg pain radiculopathy along with related back pain issues.

Schedule your West Des Moines chiropractic appointment at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa now to get relief from West Des Moines leg pain and sciatica no matter which leg is affected!

 
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa delivers relief for sciatic leg pain at its spinal source.  
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