Leg length differences and Chiropractic

Many people with lower back pain who consult a Chiropractor are concerned that their legs are different in length or they are standing crooked. Differences in apparent length of the legs may be due to an anatomical difference in the length of the bones of the legs or due to shifting of the pelvis.
Measurement of leg length difference may be done by measuring of a standing x ray. Another method is to measure from the xyphoid process on the sternum to the medial malleolus (the middle bump on the ankle).
Lumbar scoliosis is a condition which also may cause the impression of differences in the lengths of the legs.
Dr. Tom Etter is a Chiropractor with over ten years of practice experience in treating lower back pain neck pain and sports injuries. His practice is located at 11240 Strangline Road and serves Olathe, Kansas, Lenexa, Kansas and Overland Park, Kansas.

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