The sciatic nerve runs from the pelvis, through the hip and buttocks, and down each leg all the way to your feet. It not only controls the nerves in your feet, legs, and thighs, but the muscles in your legs. Inflammation or irritation of the sciatic nerve results in sciatica. Pain is caused in this area when there is extra pressure being put on the nerve in your lower back. This pain from sciatica has been described as radiating from the buttock and down to the back of your legs. It may be a mild ache or sharp pains.
This condition results from any injury or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which can include bulging discs, spinal degeneration, herniated discs, or osteoarthritis. Sciatica can cause radiating pain in various places in your body, including your lower back, the backs of your legs, and your hips.
It’s well known that chiropractic treatment can relieve sciatica symptoms. In one study from 2012, nearly two-thirds of chiropractic patients were able to avoid surgery thanks to dramatically improved symptoms from this non-invasive treatment method. Chiropractic uses a mixture of stretches and deep tissue massage of the muscles and nerves. Just one phone call to Mossuto Chiropractic & Wellness Center can help begin the process for a less painful life! Call us today at 619-294-9342.