Sciatica refers to pain running from the low back down the back of one or both legs. This extremely common condition, which has four main causes, can be debilitating. Fortunately, chiropractic care from Dr. Lockstone can correct all four major causes of sciatica.
The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body. It runs from the pelvis through the hip area and buttocks and then courses down the back of each leg. The term “sciatica” refers to the in-flammation of this nerve and the pain that radiates along its course. Sciatica may feel like a leg cramp or as numb-ness, burning or a pins-and-needles sensation. Sciatic pain can also be excruciatingly piercing or stabbing. In one study of patients with chronic pain, sciatica sufferers endured “significantly higher” pain scores and limitation in daily living activities than any other group (J Manipulative Physiol Ther2002;25:162-7).