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Relieving Chiropractic Care Relief of Toronto Leg Pain Right or Left

Right leg. Left leg. Leg pain (aka sciatica) will affect either leg (and sometimes both). Toronto chiropractic care at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre helps ease leg pain and addresses the spinal cause of the sciatica at the same time. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre leads Toronto 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? Sure! 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, only 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 due to a variety 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 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% occurs on the long leg side and 21.5% on the short leg side. (2,3) Your Toronto chiropractor can measure a short leg pretty simply by examining three 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 Toronto chiropractor to see 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 experienced 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 seen. The excellent and good rate of disc reabsorption was 73.24%. (5) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre provides relieving non-surgical care of Toronto leg pain and back pain.

RELIEF FOR Toronto LEG PAIN and BACK PAIN

And then remember the recent paper about the benefits of chiropractic maintenance care: Maintenance care decreases the number of days of pain for 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) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is ready for those back pain and leg pain patients wanting 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 shares how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management relieves sciatic leg pain radiculopathy as well as related back pain issues.

Schedule your Toronto chiropractic appointment at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre now to find relief from Toronto leg pain and sciatica no matter which leg is hurting!

 
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre delivers relief for sciatic leg pain at its spinal source.  
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