Regain Your Active Life
We want to see all our patients attain and maintain a level of wellness care. This is when your body is fully healed and only needing maintenance adjustments. It is still recommended to come in for periodic adjustments to keep things running smoothly. This requires a quick visit 1-4 times per month based on your lifestyle and goals.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is characterized by pain in the lower back that radiates down one or both legs. The pain is described as dull, achy, sharp, like “pins and needles” or similar to electric shocks. Other symptoms associated with sciatica include burning, numbness and tingling sensations.
Sciatic nerve pain varies in intensity from mild to severe, and frequency may range from occasional to constant. The onset is generally gradual and not necessarily associated with a previous event. Sciatica is also known as radiating or referred pain, neuropathy, or neuralgia.
Symptoms of Sciatica
- Pain in the lower back, buttocks, or legs
- Numbness or tingling in the legs or feet
- Muscle weakness or atrophy
- Pain that worsens with sitting or standing
- Difficulty walking or standing for long periods
Risk Factors of Sciatica
- Poor posture
- Repetitive motions
- Herniated discs or spinal stenosis
Possible causes of sciatica include herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and bone spurs, as well as underlying medical conditions such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis.