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Sciatica and leg length

Posted by jim halloran on 10/23/00 at 13:37 (031073)

I wanted to know if a heel lift would help relieve the pain in my lower back? My left leg is 7/8' shorter than my right.

Re: Sciatica and leg length

Dr. Biehler on 10/23/00 at 14:16 (031076)

That all depends. The body adjusts and accomadates to differenent discrepensies. You would have to determine what a lift would do and if that would effect the nerves that are being agravated. Dr. B.

Re: Sciatica and leg length

Kim B. on 10/23/00 at 21:39 (031101)

Hi Jim, btw, do a search on 'piriformis' syndrome. There is some good info in the archives about it.

Regards, Kim B.

Re: Sciatica and leg length

Dr. Biehler on 10/23/00 at 14:16 (031076)

That all depends. The body adjusts and accomadates to differenent discrepensies. You would have to determine what a lift would do and if that would effect the nerves that are being agravated. Dr. B.

Re: Sciatica and leg length

Kim B. on 10/23/00 at 21:39 (031101)

Hi Jim, btw, do a search on 'piriformis' syndrome. There is some good info in the archives about it.

Regards, Kim B.