Chiropractic For SciaticaSciatica is a caused when there is pressure or irritation on the sciatic nerve. It is a distracting pain that begins in the lower back and can extend down one or both legs. The pain can vary from a very sharp pain to a dull, achy, or burning sensation, and usually worsens with extended periods of sitting or standing.

Pressure on the sciatic nerve can be caused by a bulging or herniated disk, a misaligned vertebra (subluxation), or from spinal degeneration (arthritis). The piriformis muscle can also irritate the sciatic nerve and create a similar type pain. This is extremely common during pregnancy and is known as “piriformis syndrome.”

How Can Chiropractic Help?

Fortunately, chiropractic care can help with sciatica! Chiropractic adjustments improve proper biomechanics and correct the misaligned vertebrae (subluxations) to take stress of the sciatic nerve.

If you are looking for a non-surgical, non-invasive, and safe treatment for sciatic pain, contact our office to see how chiropractic care can help you function optimally!