What is Sciatica?
Simply put, sciatica is nerve pain from irritation of the sciatic nerve, located in the lower back that runs down the back of each leg. Sciatica is almost always a one sided issue. Sciatica is radiating pain starting in your lower back that works its way down the back of the legs. Other signs include numbness, tingling and weakness in the legs or feet.
Symptoms can develop over time or come on quite suddenly and they can range from mild to debilitating pain and weakness. Chiropractors are trained to examine the spine for areas of nerve dysfunction and determine if there are areas where nerves are compromised and possibly responsible for sciatic symptoms. Patterns of disturbed nerve flow and energy often show up as sciatic pain. Chiropractic has been shown to be very effective in addressing the cause of sciatica and helping people regain their lives.