The term "sciatica" refers to pain that radiates along the path of this nerve. Pain into your buttock or down the back of your leg (Sciatica) is a sign that you have an underlying problem that is putting pressure on your sciatic nerve.
The most common cause of this nerve compression is a bulging or herniated disc in your low back.
Piriformis syndrome is another cause of sciatica. The piriformis muscle is a deep muscle in your buttock and lies directly over the sciatic nerve.
If this muscle tightens or spasms, it puts pressure directly on the sciatic nerve causing leg pain.
Little things like sitting on your wallet can also cause pressure on the sciatic nerve. Our Chiropractors are experts at finding the cause of sciatica and treating it using a variety of safe and effective methods.
Sciatic pain radiates from your lower (lumbar) spine to your buttock and down the back of your leg. There may also be numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness in the affected leg and the pain can range from a mild ache to a sharp, burning sensation.
It can feel like a jolt or electric shock or it can start gradually and intensify over time.