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Relieving Chiropractic Care Relief of La Grande Leg Pain Right or Left

Left leg. Right leg. Leg pain (aka sciatica) will affect either leg (and sometimes both). La Grande chiropractic care at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC helps reduce leg pain and addresses the spinal source of the sciatica at the same time. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC leads La Grande 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? 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’s not surprising that more people have 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 sciatic leg pain? Discs will bulge into the concavity of the curve owing to a variety 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 curious point: hip pain often occurs on the long leg side, too: 88.9% long leg versus 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 La Grande chiropractor can measure a short leg pretty simply by checking 3 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 La Grande chiropractor to see a short leg…and address any related disc herniation sources of pain!


A new study reported on 75 cases of ruptured lumbar disc herniation. Forty-six 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 found. The excellent and good rate of disc reabsorption was 73.24%. (5) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC delivers relieving non-surgical care of La Grande leg pain and back pain.


And then remember the new paper regarding the benefits of chiropractic maintenance care: Maintenance care reduces the number of painful days in acute back pain episodes and increases the length of pain-free periods between recurrent back pain episodes of persistent back pain. (6) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is ready for those back pain and leg pain patients seeking fewer days with back and leg pain and those who want 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 along with related back pain issues.

Schedule your La Grande chiropractic appointment at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC now to find relief from La Grande leg pain and sciatica no matter which leg is affected!

Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC provides relief for sciatic leg pain at its spinal source.  
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