Relieving Chiropractic Care Relief of Fort Wayne Leg Pain Right or Left 06/02/2020Right leg. Left leg. Sciatic leg pain will affect either leg (and sometimes both). Fort Wayne chiropractic care at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc helps decrease leg pain and focuses on the spinal cause of the sciatica at the same time. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc guides Fort Wayne 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, 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 experience 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 is the same: 78.5% arises on the long leg side versus 21.5% on the short leg side. (2,3) Your Fort Wayne chiropractor can see a short leg pretty simply by examining 3 things: iliac crest, the verticality of the spine, and levelness of the posterosuperior iliac spine dimples. Researchers stated that there is a solid relationship between visual and xray measurements. (4) Trust your Fort Wayne chiropractor to see 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. 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 post- non-surgical treatment, a “reabsorption” phenomenon was seen. The excellent and good rate of disc reabsorption was 73.24%. (5) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc provides relieving non-surgical care of Fort Wayne leg pain and back pain. RELIEF FOR Fort Wayne LEG PAIN and BACK PAIN And then recall the recent paper regarding the benefits of chiropractic maintenance care: Maintenance care reduces the number of days of pain for acute back pain episodes and raises the length of pain-free times between back pain episodes in patients with recurrent and persistent back pain. (6) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is ready for those back pain and leg pain patients wanting fewer back and leg pain days and those who would like to live life with fewer periods of leg and back pain. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 eases sciatic leg pain radiculopathy as well as related back pain issues. Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc now to get relief from Fort Wayne leg pain and sciatica regardless of which leg is affected! « View All Spine Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."