Houston Chiropractic Office Now Evaluating Leg Length Inequality With Special X-Ray

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CORE Chiropractic in Houston, Texas is now performing a special x-ray to evaluate patients for leg length inequality. This allows them to determine anatomical leg length differences vs functional differences accurately and quickly.

Leg Length X-Ray

Leg Length X-Ray

Our goal is to help our patients get out of pain and then use chiropractic as part of a healthy lifestyle - not become dependent on it.

CORE Chiropractic in Houston, Texas is now performing a special x-ray to evaluate patients for leg length inequality. "We were frustrated that patients would have the same spinal misalignment for years. Our goal is to help our patients get out of pain and then use chiropractic as part of a healthy lifestyle - not become dependent on it," said Dr. Philip Cordova, one of CORE's owners and practicing doctors.

"Based on our chiropractic education, you would believe that most people have a functionally short leg, not an anatomically short one. This is treated with chiropractic adjustments, stretches, and specific exercises. When that wasn't working long-term, we started looking at other options," shared Dr. Natalie Cordova.

After attending a training offered by Dr. Mitch Mally, a chiropractic educator and world-renowned for his extremity adjusting techniques, Dr. Philip Cordova knew what they were missing. "Leg length inequality is usually taught as a functional difference, with only a small percentage of people dealing with an anatomically short leg. Dr. Mally has now documented 5,000 cases with over 90% of patients demonstrating a leg length difference of more than 3mm. The difference is in how the leg length is being measured."

Traditionally, leg length differences are measured with a tape measure, measuring the distance from the umbilicus (your belly button) to the ankle. This has been shown to be unreliable from doctor to doctor, particularly when dealing with millimeters - and that can make all the difference.

Dr. Cordova continued, "In the past few months we've examined approximately 50 patients for anatomical leg length deficiency using the x-ray technique taught by Dr. Mally. Our numbers are closer to the 90% instead of the 3% you would expect from what you're taught in school. The solution is a small heel lift inserted in the shoe to make up the difference. Patients have noticed an immediate improvement; feeling more stabile, holding their chiropractic adjustments longer, and reduced pain. It's been remarkable."

"Chiropractic care is important for the proper functioning of the spine, and anything we can do to help patients hold their spinal alignments longer and require fewer adjustments, we know that's in the best interest in our patients," said Dr. Natalie Cordova.

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Philip V. Cordova, D.C.
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