- Pain that radiates from the lower back to the buttocks and down the back of the leg.
- The pain may feel sharp, burning, aching, excruciating, or like a jolt.
- May be worse when coughing, sneezing, or prolonged sitting.
- Usually affects one side of the body.
- May also experience tingling, numbness, or weakness.
Sciatica symptoms typically happen when the large sciatic nerve is irritated or compressed in the lumbar spine.
This type of complication is degenerative in nature, meaning it will not get better on its own and typically gets worse over time.
It’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible to avoid further damage to the spine or nerves.
If left unchecked, the pain could become excruciating and the path to recovery could be much longer.
The Good News is… We Can Help!
Many do not realize that “sciatica” is simply a term for a set of symptoms (back and leg pain, numbness, etc.) and is not a condition in and of itself.
This distinction is important because, to relieve the symptoms, it’s vital to get at the underlying cause of the pain.
This is what we do.
Sciatica is often caused by a lower back problem, such as a misaligned spinal bone or a degenerative disc.
We’ll get to the root of what’s causing your symptoms and design a treatment plan for your unique situation.
Our goal is to get you out of pain and back to an active life.