What is Sciatica?

If you want to impress some friends, the fancy and technical name for this is Lumbar Radiculopathy and is caused when a bulging disc pushes out and puts pressure on the sciatic nerve and nerve roots. This is the longest nerve in your body, so it can affect a lot. When this nerve is pinched or squeezed, people experience mild to severe pain depending on the location and how much pressure is being applied to the nerve.


Common Causes Of Sciatica

A herniated disc, degenerative disc issues, and Spinal Stenosis can all cause sciatic pain. When the bones, discs, or joints of your spine start to degenerate they can create bone spurs which can push into the sciatic nerve as well. This specific condition is what’s known as Spinal Stenosis. These causes don’t have to be debilitating and in fact, we can help prevent them and improve them with regular chiropractic care and other non-invasive treatments.


What Are Symptoms Of Sciatica?

Running from the lower back down through the hips, buttocks, legs, and feet the sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body. This pain is fairly easy to identify as people suffering from sciatica experience symptoms like:

  • Pain
  • Tingling
  • Burning Sensations
  • Numbness
  • Weakness

This pain radiates everywhere the sciatic nerve travels and can truly cause some serious and painful problems. We want to relieve any pain you may have, so if you feel you may be suffering from sciatica please reach out to our team today!