Sciatica is a common condition where pain begins in the low back and extends down one or both legs. Symptoms may be more pronounced when sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time.
Typically, sciatica is the result of disc bulge in the low back area. The spinal discs are gel-like material that live between vertebrae and compress with weight. Various forms of trauma can injure the disc, resulting in a disc bulge or protrusion. Disc buldges can put pressure on or irritate surrounding nerves. If neglected, the persistent nerve irritation may cause pain along the distribution of the nerve (into the buttocks, thigh and leg.)
Although you may feel pain in your hips or down your leg, the issue often lies in the low back. Chiropractors focus on restoring motion to vertebrae in your low back so that nerves can move freely without being irritated. Simple yet effective adjusting procedures can be used to facilitate and maintain motion in the low back to remove nerve irritation. Many patients have seen sciatica relief by utilizing chiropractic care. If we can help with your condition, we will tell you and if we cannot we will find you someone who can. Stop in today for a free consultation.