Left leg. Right leg. Leg pain (aka sciatica) will affect either leg
(and sometimes both). Manahawkin chiropractic care at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
helps reduce leg pain and addresses
the spinal source of the sciatica at the same time. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center guides
Manahawkin 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? Yes! 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.
Bearing 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 sciatica? 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 occurs
on the long leg side, too: 88.9% long leg versus 11.1% short leg.
Sciatica is the same: 78.5% occurs on the long
leg side and 21.5% on the short leg side. (2,3) Your
Manahawkin chiropractor can spot a short leg pretty
easily by checking three 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 Manahawkin
chiropractor to find a short leg…and address any related
disc herniation sources 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 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 noted. The excellent and good rate of disc reabsorption
was 73.24%. (5) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center delivers relieving
non-surgical care of Manahawkin leg pain and back pain.
RELIEF FOR Manahawkin LEG PAIN and BACK PAIN
And then recall the recent paper regarding
the benefits of chiropractic maintenance care: Maintenance care decreases
the number of days of pain for acute back pain
episodes and raises the length of pain-free periods
between recurrent back pain episodes of persistent back pain. (6) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
is here for those back pain and leg pain patients wanting fewer days with back and leg
pain and those who want to live life with longer periods without leg and back pain.
CONTACT Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
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 as well as related back pain
Schedule your Manahawkin chiropractic appointment at
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center today to get relief from Manahawkin
leg pain and sciatica no matter which leg is hurting!