Sciatica is defined as pain that radiates from the lower back into the buttocks and down the back of one or both legs caused by the irritation of the sciatic nerves, the largest nerves of the body. It usually begins as an acute pain in the lower back and then radiates down the back of either or both legs.
- 5 pairs of nerves exit the spine in the lower back. These nerves make up what we know as the sciatic nerves.
- If the vertebrae or bones in the lower back are misaligned or out of place, or the disk between the vertebrae is swollen, bulging or herniated, the result is pressure on those nearby nerves.
- This can cause tremendous pain and normal daily activities become almost impossible.
Treatment for Sciatica
Chiropractic care works to relieve symptoms of Sciatica and minimize further damage to the sciatic nerve.
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