Sciatica + Leg Pain
Sciatica is a condition that results when the sciatic nerve becomes irritated and pinched from a swollen or degenerated disc of the spine. Most frequently lumbar discs are responsible for increased pressure on the nerves that originate in the low back and travel into the legs. When a lumbar disc or pelvic joint misaligns over time it causes pain, numbness, and weakness in the lower back and leg. Most of our patients suffering from sciatica report significant improvement in pain levels. Sciatic pain during pregnancy often subsides with gentle and specific chiropractic care.