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Hi Cinderella,

Of course legs & feet issues affect your spine! Where did THEY go to school? For heavens sake...the sciatic nerve runs from the foot up into the pelvic girdle right through the place where the femur (top leg bone) "connects" to the Ilium (hip bone)! ... no relation, phooey! Actually there is at least one study I have read and here is an exerpt:

There is a sharp concavity where the ilium and the sacrum join, this is called the greater sciatic notch, and it allows the sciatic nerve to pass to the legs below. LLD (Leg Length Discrepancy) is linked to myofascial pain (muscles in the face)....so if there is a link between leg/feet issues and your head, there is certainly a link between your leg/feet issues and your back! I'd question that PT a bit more if I were you.

If you get measured for LLD, here is the "only way" to have the test done. The correct way is to take an xray of you standing straight with the beam at the level of the femoral heads. A t-square is then used to draw horizontal lines across the x-ray at the top of each femoral head. The distance between the two lines is the LLD.

I hope this gives you a little information that is helpful. Good luck to you.



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Oct 2000: Repetitive Stress Injury-Inverted Hernia
Feb 2001: MRI. Shows only slight bulge at L4-L5
Dec 2001: Discogram/CT scan shows Inverted Hernia at L5-S1. L4-L5 & L5-S1 ruptured in all 4 quadrants. Unable to walk.
Feb 2002: IDET, Nucleoplasty, Intra-Discal Injections
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