Relieving Chiropractic Care Relief of Georgetown Leg Pain Right or Left

June 02, 2020

Right leg. Left leg. Sciatica (aka leg pain) will affect either leg (and sometimes both). Georgetown chiropractic care at Dr. Butwell helps ease leg pain and addresses the spinal cause of the sciatica at the same time. Dr. Butwell leads Georgetown 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 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 is not surprising that there are more people with longer left legs (53%) than right legs (39%). Amazingly, just 8% of people have equal leg lengths. (1) How does that impact which leg will have sciatic leg pain? Discs will bulge into the concavity of the curve due 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 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% happens on the long leg side and 21.5% on the short leg side. (2,3) Your Georgetown chiropractor can measure a short leg pretty easily by examining three things: iliac crest, the verticality of the spine, and levelness of the posterosuperior iliac spine dimples. Researchers wrote that there is a solid relationship between visual and xray measurements. (4) Trust your Georgetown chiropractor to find a short leg…and take care of any related disc herniation sources of pain!

DISC HERNIATION RE-ABSORPTION WITH NON-SURGICAL CARE

A new study reported on 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 post- non-surgical treatment, a “reabsorption” phenomenon was seen. The excellent and good rate of disc reabsorption was 73.24%. (5) Dr. Butwell provides pain easing non-surgical care of Georgetown leg pain and back pain.

RELIEF FOR Georgetown LEG PAIN and BACK PAIN

And then recall the new paper regarding the benefits of chiropractic maintenance care: Maintenance care reduces the number of days of pain in acute back pain episodes and increases the length of pain-free periods between back pain episodes in patients with recurrent and persistent back pain. (6) Dr. Butwell is here 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.

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

Schedule your Georgetown chiropractic appointment at Dr. Butwell now to find relief from Georgetown leg pain and sciatica no matter which leg is hurting!

 
Dr. Butwell provides relief for sciatic leg pain at its spinal source.