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Relieving Chiropractic Care Relief of McHenry Leg Pain Right or Left

Left leg. Right leg. Leg pain (aka sciatica) will affect either leg (and sometimes both). McHenry chiropractic care at Spengel Chiropractic helps alleviate leg pain and addresses the spinal cause of the sciatica at the same time. Spengel Chiropractic guides McHenry 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 has it documented in pretty high percentages. 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) How does that impact 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 experience 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, too: 78.5% arises on the long leg side vs 21.5% on the short leg side. (2,3) Your McHenry chiropractor can measure a short leg pretty simply by examining 3 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 McHenry 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 examined 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 post- non-surgical treatment, a “reabsorption” phenomenon was found. The excellent and good rate of disc reabsorption was 73.24%. (5) Spengel Chiropractic provides relieving non-surgical care of McHenry leg pain and back pain.

RELIEF FOR McHenry LEG PAIN and BACK PAIN

And then recall the recent paper about the benefits of chiropractic maintenance care: Maintenance care reduces the number of painful days 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) Spengel Chiropractic is ready for those back pain and leg pain patients wanting fewer days with back and leg pain and those who want to live life with fewer periods of leg and back pain.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Cameron McConville on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management alleviates sciatic leg pain radiculopathy as well as related back pain issues.

Schedule your McHenry chiropractic appointment at Spengel Chiropractic now to find relief from McHenry leg pain and sciatica regardless of which leg is affected!

 
Spengel Chiropractic provides relief for sciatic leg pain at its spinal source.  
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