The sciatic isn’t just one nerve; it is a combination of nerves from the lumbar spine or the lower back. As it courses its way through the lower half of the body, the sciatic nerve, as it’s called, will also send off branches to different parts of the lower extremities. That is basically the road map of your sciatic nerve. The reason why it can cause a lot of pain is because it is one of the primary nerve supplies of the lower half of the body and anything that irritates that nerve can cause pain but also, more commonly, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the muscles.
Chiropractic care can specifically help sciatica if a bone, or a disc, or other related structures in that area are putting direct pressure on the sciatic nerve.
Chiropractic care has been helpful in over 80% of the people that first choose chiropractic. With the addition of spinal decompression and other treatments in the chiropractor’s office, most of the time we can help many patients that come in with sciatica.
Contact Champion Chiropractic to help with your sciatica pain!