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Relieving Chiropractic Care Relief of Fort Wayne Leg Pain Right or Left

June 02, 2020

Right leg. Left leg. Sciatica (aka leg pain) will affect either leg (and sometimes both). Fort Wayne chiropractic care at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc helps ease 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? 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 more people have longer left legs (53%) than right legs (39%). Incredibly, only 8% of people have equal leg lengths. (1) What role does that play in which leg will have sciatica? Discs will bulge into the concavity of the curve owing 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 leg pain on the left side. Another interesting point: hip pain often occurs on the long leg side, too: 88.9% long leg and 11.1% short leg. Sciatica is the same: 78.5% happens 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 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 strong relationship between visual and xray measurements. (4) Trust your Fort Wayne chiropractor to find a short leg…and take care of any related disc herniation sources of pain!


A new study studied 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, yes?) At 5 years post- non-surgical treatment, a “reabsorption” phenomenon was noted. The excellent and good rate of disc reabsorption was 73.24%. (5) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc provides pain easing non-surgical care of Fort Wayne leg pain and back pain.


And then recall the recent paper about 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 times between recurrent back pain episodes of persistent back pain. (6) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is ready for those back pain and leg pain patients seeking fewer back and leg pain days and those who want to live life with fewer periods of 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 alleviates 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 no matter which leg is affected!

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc delivers relief for sciatic leg pain at its spinal source.