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
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management relieves
sciatic leg pain radiculopathy along with related back pain
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!