Right leg. Left leg. Sciatic leg pain will affect either leg (and sometimes both). Nashua chiropractic care at Moriarty Chiropractic helps decrease leg pain and focuses on the spinal source of the sciatica at the same time. Moriarty Chiropractic guides Nashua 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? 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 there are more people with 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 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 have left leg pain. Another interesting point: hip pain often arises on the long leg side, too: 88.9% long leg and 11.1% short leg. Sciatica, too: 78.5% occurs on the long leg side vs 21.5% on the short leg side. (2,3) Your Nashua chiropractor can spot a short leg pretty easily by checking three things: iliac crest, the verticality of the spine, and levelness of the posterosuperior iliac spine dimples. Researchers stated that there is a strong relationship between visual and xray measurements. (4) Trust your Nashua chiropractor to find 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 reported on 75 cases of ruptured lumbar disc herniation. Forty-six 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 follow-up after non-surgical treatment, a “reabsorption” phenomenon was noted. The excellent and good rate of disc reabsorption was 73.24%. (5) Moriarty Chiropractic provides pain easing non-surgical care of Nashua leg pain and back pain.
RELIEF FOR Nashua LEG PAIN and BACK PAIN
And then recall the new paper about the benefits of chiropractic maintenance care: Maintenance care decreases the number of painful days in acute back pain episodes and increases the length of pain-free periods between recurrent back pain episodes of persistent back pain. (6) Moriarty Chiropractic is ready for those back pain and leg pain patients looking for fewer back and leg pain days and those who want to live life with longer periods without 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 eases sciatic leg pain radiculopathy along with related back pain issues.
Schedule your Nashua chiropractic appointment at Moriarty Chiropractic today to get relief from Nashua leg pain and sciatica regardless of which leg is hurting!