“Sciatica” is a condition of the sciatic nerve which frequently causes pain from your lower back into your buttock and down your leg. The pain can continue past the knee going all the way to your foot. As you already know if you suffer from it, Sciatica makes sleeping, sitting, standing or walking extremely painful.
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in your body. It emerges from the union of many branches of nerves in the lumbar and sacral regions of your lower back. The sciatic nerve travels from your lower back, through your pelvis and down your leg all the way to the foot — the same path that your pain will follow.
Sciatica can be caused by pinched nerves due to spinal misalignments (subluxations), muscle spasms or herniated discs.
Chiropractic care (adjustments) is an effective and safe treatment of most causes of sciatic pain.