Left leg. Right leg. Sciatica (aka leg pain) will affect either leg
(and sometimes both). Buffalo, NY chiropractic care at Disc Centers Of America
helps alleviate leg pain and addresses
the spinal cause of the sciatica at the same time. Disc Centers Of America guides
Buffalo, NY 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.
Bearing this in mind, it’s not surprising that more
people have longer left legs (53%) than right
legs (39%). Amazingly, just 8% of people have equal
leg lengths. (1) How does that impact
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 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 arises
on the long leg side, too: 88.9% long leg vs 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
Buffalo, NY chiropractor can see a short leg pretty
easily by examining 3 things: iliac
crest, the verticality of the spine, and levelness of the posterosuperior iliac
spine dimples. Researchers wrote that there is a strong
relationship between visual and xray measurements. (4) Trust your Buffalo, NY
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. Forty-six of the 75 cases had
leg pain radiculopathy: 46 cases on the left and 29 on
the right. (Makes sense now, yes?)
At 5 years post- non-surgical treatment, a
“reabsorption” phenomenon was found. The excellent and good rate of disc reabsorption
was 73.24%. (5) Disc Centers Of America delivers pain easing
non-surgical care of Buffalo, NY leg pain and back pain.
RELIEF FOR Buffalo, NY 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 increases the length of pain-free times
between recurrent back pain episodes of persistent back pain. (6) Disc Centers Of America
is here for those back pain and leg pain patients looking
for fewer days with back and leg
pain and those who want to live life with longer periods without leg and back pain.
CONTACT Disc Centers Of America
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Cameron McConville on the
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management eases
sciatic leg pain radiculopathy along with related back pain
Schedule your Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment at
Disc Centers Of America now to find relief from Buffalo, NY
leg pain and sciatica regardless of which leg is hurting!