Sciatica is the name given to pain that radiates down the back of the leg as the result of irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, arising from the lower spine and traveling through the buttocks and down the back of the leg. Sciatica is often associated with lower back pain as the result of disc injuries and spinal degeneration (spinal stenosis) and can be very debilitating.
You may be suffering from sciatica if you are experiencing symptoms such as:
Chiropractic treatment can help relieve sciatica by improving mobility in the lower spine and reducing associated muscle tension in the lower back and buttock.