Sciatica is the medical term given to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by compression of or injury to the sciatic nerve, and is a symptom of a larger problem, not a condition all its own. Common injuries resulting in sciatica are slipped discs, disk disease, spinal stenosis, pelvic injury or fractures.
Sciatica pain can range from a dull ache to a sharp or burning sensation. The pain may be severe enough to severely curtail a person’s movements.
In most cases, the pain only occurs on one side, accompanied by numbness in other areas, and the affected leg may feel weakened. The pain usually starts slowly and gets worse after standing or sitting, at night, when bending backwards, or walking more than a few yards. The good news is that 80-90% of people fully recover from sciatica treatment.
Because sciatica is a symptom, the only way to treat it is to treat the root cause appropriately. Our chiropractors, medical doctor, physical therapist and nurse practitioner are committed to diagnosing your medical issue and eliminating your pain.
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