Right leg. Left leg. Sciatic leg
pain will affect either leg
(and sometimes both). Oxford chiropractic care at Satterwhite Chiropractic
helps decrease leg pain and addresses
the spinal source of the sciatica at the same time. Satterwhite Chiropractic guides
Oxford 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? Of course, you have! Did you know that the left leg grows longer in right-handed people and the right
leg grows longer in left-handed people? Not 100% of 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%). Incredibly, only 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 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 interesting point: hip pain often arises
on the long leg side, too: 88.9% long leg and 11.1% short leg.
Sciatica, too: 78.5% happens on the long
leg side versus 21.5% on the short leg side. (2,3) Your
Oxford chiropractor can measure a short leg pretty
simply 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 Oxford
chiropractor to see a short leg…and address any related
disc herniation sources of pain!
DISC HERNIATION RE-ABSORPTION WITH NON-SURGICAL CARE
A new study studied 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 follow-up after non-surgical treatment, a
“reabsorption” phenomenon was seen. The excellent and good rate of disc reabsorption
was 73.24%. (5) Satterwhite Chiropractic provides pain easing
non-surgical care of Oxford leg pain and back pain.
RELIEF FOR Oxford 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 raises the length of pain-free periods
between recurrent back pain episodes of persistent back pain. (6) Satterwhite Chiropractic
is ready for those back pain and leg pain patients seeking fewer back and leg pain days and those who would like to live life with fewer periods
of leg and back pain.
CONTACT Satterwhite 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 Oxford chiropractic appointment at
Satterwhite Chiropractic now to find relief from Oxford
leg pain and sciatica no matter which leg is hurting!