The Sciatic Nerve
The longest nerve in the body, the sciatic nerve is actually a bundle of five nerves that exit from the lumbar spine and sacral foramen. These nerves group together at the piriformis muscle in the buttocks to form the one large sciatic nerve, which then travels down the back of each leg. The sciatic nerve provides strength and sensation to the legs and connects major muscles with the spinal cord. An impairment or issue with the sciatic nerve can cause muscle weakness, numbness and pain.
Chiropractic sciatica treatment is preferable to many patients because it is non-invasive and drug-free, so you don't need to worry about the potential risks and side effects that can come along with other treatment options. Furthermore, chiropractic care focuses on treating your sciatic nerve pain at its source by reducing the pressure on the nerve itself.
One of the most common treatments we recommend for sciatica is that of spinal adjustment, which is done manually in our office. This treatment focuses on correcting alignment issues along the spine, which can in-turn relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve. If you or someone you love is suffering from Sciatic pain schudule your Chiropractic appointment today.