Left leg. Right leg. Sciatic leg
pain will affect either leg
(and sometimes both). Baton Rouge chiropractic care at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
helps reduce leg pain and addresses
the spinal cause of the sciatica at the same time. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation leads
Baton Rouge 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 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.
With this in mind, it’s 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 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 leg pain
on the left side. Another curious point: hip pain often arises
on the long leg side, too: 88.9% long leg versus 11.1% short leg.
Sciatica is the same: 78.5% arises on the long
leg side and 21.5% on the short leg side. (2,3) Your
Baton Rouge chiropractor can measure a short leg pretty
simply by examining three 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 Baton Rouge
chiropractor to find 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 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 found. The excellent and good rate of disc reabsorption
was 73.24%. (5) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation provides pain easing
non-surgical care of Baton Rouge leg pain and back pain.
RELIEF FOR Baton Rouge LEG PAIN and BACK PAIN
And then recall 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 back pain
episodes in patients with recurrent and persistent back pain. (6) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
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 Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
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 relieves
sciatic leg pain radiculopathy along with related back pain
Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment at
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation now to find relief from Baton Rouge
leg pain and sciatica no matter which leg is affected!