Up to 40% of people report having suffered from sciatica at one point in their life. Sciatica occurs when part of the sciatic nerve is pinched or irritated and can present in different forms of severity ranging from mild to extreme and acute to chronic. The sciatic nerve travels from your low back, through your hips, and down the side of each leg. This vital nerve helps your body move, such as walking and running.
The sciatic nerve travels down the entire leg and symptoms can vary in the lower extremeties. You may notice numbness and tingling in your toes and severe pain in the low back radiating down your leg. Sciatica can develop from a mild injury or even lack of movement, which can restrict nerve flow.
As chiropractors, we specialize in working with your nervous system. We see cases of sciatica every day by addressing the root cause of your pain. People often try to mask pain with medication but grow tired of the side effects and lack long-term sciatica pian relief. At Priestley Family Chiropractic, we address the root cause by relieving pressure on the sciatic nerve, allowing the body to heal naturally.