Left leg. Right leg. Sciatic leg
pain will affect either leg
(and sometimes both). Eugene chiropractic care at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
helps ease leg pain and focuses on
the spinal cause of the sciatica at the same time. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic guides
Eugene 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 right
leg grows longer in left-handed people and the left leg grows longer in
right-handed people? Not all 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) How does that influence
which leg will have sciatic leg pain? Discs will
bulge into the concavity of the curve owing 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 experience leg pain
on the left side. Another interesting point: hip pain often arises
on the long leg side, too: 88.9% long leg and 11.1% short leg.
Sciatica is the same: 78.5% happens on the long
leg side vs 21.5% on the short leg side. (2,3) Your
Eugene chiropractor can see a short leg pretty
simply by checking 3 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 Eugene
chiropractor to see 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. Forty-six 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 found. The excellent and good rate of disc reabsorption
was 73.24%. (5) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic delivers pain easing
non-surgical care of Eugene leg pain and back pain.
RELIEF FOR Eugene LEG PAIN and BACK PAIN
And then remember the new paper about
the benefits of chiropractic maintenance care: Maintenance care reduces
the number of painful days for acute back pain
episodes and raises the length of pain-free periods
between recurrent back pain episodes of persistent back pain. (6) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
is ready for those back pain and leg pain patients seeking fewer days with back and leg
pain and those who would like to live life with longer periods without leg and back pain.
CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
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 eases
sciatic leg pain radiculopathy as well as related back pain
Schedule your Eugene chiropractic appointment at
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic today to find relief from Eugene
leg pain and sciatica no matter which leg is affected!