Sciatica, also known as sciatic neuralgia or sciatica neuritis, can be described as a set of symptoms which include pain caused by general irritation, compression, tingling, numbness or weakness of any 1 of the 5 spinal nerve roots, of each sciatic nerve. The pain can originate in your lower back and then travel through your buttocks and down to the large sciatic nerves at back of your leg. The pain may get worse when you sneeze, sit, or cough. Sciatica may occur suddenly, or it can gradually develop.
One of the most common causes of sciatica is a slipped or herniated disc in your low back, which can cause pressure on your nerve roots. However, any irritation or compression of the sciatic nerves can also result in sciatica. Sciatic nerves are actually the largest nerves in your body, and they run from your pelvis, through the buttocks, and all the way down to your legs. Therefore, it is not a wonder that they often tend to cause problems.
Our experienced Chiropractors of TST Chiropractic Centre will decide on the best treatment option for your current presenting complaint. We will provide you with the highest standards of Chiropractic care in order to help you regain health and wellbeing.