Sciatica is a condition that as many as 40% of people will experience in their lifetime. Frequently patients experience burning pain in the gluteal region that can radiate down to the hamstrings, calf, and feet. This pain can limit your ability to work, play, or sleep- but there is hope for relief! Sciatica is treatable with chiropractic care, and many find relief through the combination of adjustments, massage, exercise, and therapy.
What is Sciatica?
The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body, starting in the lower back and traveling through the foot. When parts of this nerve get compressed, there are problems that occur down the line. This occurs due to herniated lumbar vertebral discs, spondylolithesis, SI joint dysfunction, and/or muscle spasm and inflammation.