Left leg. Right leg. Leg pain (aka sciatica) will affect either leg
(and sometimes both). McHenry chiropractic care at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
helps alleviate leg pain and addresses
the spinal cause of the sciatica at the same time. OrthoIllinois 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) OrthoIllinois 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) OrthoIllinois 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.
CONTACT OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
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 alleviates
sciatic leg pain radiculopathy as well as related back pain
Schedule your McHenry chiropractic appointment at
OrthoIllinois Chiropractic now to get relief from McHenry
leg pain and sciatica no matter which leg is affected!