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!
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
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.
RELIEF FOR 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.
CONTACT Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
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 along with related back pain
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!