Left leg. Right leg. Leg pain (aka sciatica) will affect either leg
(and sometimes both). Ashburn chiropractic care at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
helps decrease leg pain and focuses on
the spinal source of the sciatica at the same time. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn leads
Ashburn 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 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’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 sciatic leg pain? Discs will
bulge into the concavity of the curve owing 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 experience left leg pain. Another interesting point: hip pain often occurs
on the long leg side, too: 88.9% long leg and 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
Ashburn 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 solid
relationship between visual and xray measurements. (4) Trust your Ashburn
chiropractor to see a short leg…and take care of any related
disc herniation causes 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, 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) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn delivers relieving
non-surgical care of Ashburn leg pain and back pain.
RELIEF FOR Ashburn LEG PAIN and BACK PAIN
And then remember 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 increases the length of pain-free times
between back pain
episodes in patients with recurrent and persistent back pain. (6) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
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 Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
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 alleviates
sciatic leg pain radiculopathy as well as related back pain
Schedule your Ashburn chiropractic appointment at
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn now to find relief from Ashburn
leg pain and sciatica regardless of which leg is affected!