Left leg. Right leg. Leg pain (aka sciatica) will affect either leg
(and sometimes both). Largo chiropractic care at Hollstrom & Associates Inc
helps reduce leg pain and focuses on
the spinal cause of the sciatica at the same time. Hollstrom & Associates Inc leads
Largo 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 documents this differeence.
With this in mind, it is not surprising that more
people have 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 radiculopathy? Discs will
bulge into the concavity of the curve due to a variety
of issues like uneven stresses on the disc’s anulus. 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 interesting point: hip pain often occurs
on the long leg side, too: 88.9% long leg versus 11.1% short leg.
Sciatica, too: 78.5% occurs on the long
leg side versus 21.5% on the short leg side. (2,3) Your
Largo chiropractor can see 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 stated that there is a strong
relationship between visual and xray measurements. (4) Trust your Largo
chiropractor to see a short leg…and address 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. 46 of the 75 cases had
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) Hollstrom & Associates Inc provides pain easing
non-surgical care of Largo leg pain and back pain.
RELIEF FOR Largo 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 for acute back pain
episodes and increases the length of pain-free periods
between recurrent back pain episodes of persistent back pain. (6) Hollstrom & Associates Inc
is ready for those back pain and leg pain patients wanting fewer days with back and leg
pain and those who would like to live life with longer periods without leg and back pain.
CONTACT Hollstrom & Associates Inc
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 Largo chiropractic appointment at
Hollstrom & Associates Inc today to get relief from Largo
leg pain and sciatica regardless of which leg is hurting!