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Which side should the disk bulge be if my left leg is shorter than the right?

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Dr. K. Shobana

Published At October 10, 2022
Reviewed AtJune 27, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My left leg was shorter than my right due to knee injury and gradual bone loss for many years. It has been corrected by knee replacement. If I have formed a bulging disc due to the uneven pelvic tilt over the years, which side would the bulging disc logically be on? I thought it might start on the left, as well. Is this correct?

Answered by James F. Geiselman


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern. You can have a bulging disc on the left. Research shows that 50 percent of the population has a bulging disc and do not even know it due to the lack of symptoms. If you were having symptoms and were my patient, I would perform a chiropractic examination. I would recommend chiropractic adjustments and exercises if you were a candidate for care. So I suggest going to a local chiropractor for treatment and proper care. Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

James F. Geiselman
James F. Geiselman


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