Sciatica is a nerve pain caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve. Patients often report pain in the lower back and down the back of their leg. Numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness can also occur. Sciatica can be caused by a herniated disc, bone spurs, or spinal stenosis; a narrowing of the spine that can lead to compression of the nerve. Sciatica typically will affect one side of the body. Sneezing, coughing, and straining are often extremely painful with sciatica. Our chiropractors are fully equipped to assess and address irritations of the sciatica nerve.
Sciatic pain is generally caused by sciatic nerve compression. This can be felt in your lower back, hip, legs, and buttocks. Spinal adjustments can help realign vertebral bodies to their proper positions. This assists to reduce inflammation, muscle spasms, and sciatic pain. If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort related to sciatica, chat with our team to see if chiropractic treatment is right for you.
When administered by a specialist, acupuncture helps relieve pain in patients with sciatica. This works by applying pressure on the acupoints that will trigger the excretion of endorphins to reduce pain on the affected nerves.