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.
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
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 relieves
sciatic leg pain radiculopathy as well as related back pain
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!