Sciatica is a term used to indicate inflammation of the large sciatic nerves that runs down both legs. Sometimes only one leg is involved. Sciatica is usually characterized by sharp pain, burning, numbness, or a mixture of these symptoms along the back of the leg(s).
Yesterday I heard something shocking from a patient. He told me his medical provider said the only way to treat Sciatica was with surgery. Surgical intervention does have its place sometimes. However, I have successfully treated Sciatica with Chiropractic care for over 30 years.
The sciatic nerves are the longest and largest nerves of the body. Each of the sciatic nerves is formed by four or five nerves that branch off the spinal cord. Sciatica can be caused by several factors. Two of the most common factors in my practice are disc herniation(s) and or piriformis muscle guarding.
If you are experiencing sciatica call and make an appointment for a free exam in order to find out if I can help.