Sciatica is a term that refers to the painful inflammation of the Sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in your body. Sciatica comes from the latin word meaning hip. Your Sciatic nerve extends from your buttocks all the way down to your toes.
Sciatic pain can be caused by spinal stress, impact or trauma, a fall, over exertion, improper lifting, lack of excercise, or an old injury.
While your body tries to adapt to a Sciatic nerve injury, you may not feel anything. By the time you feel pain or numbness, often permanent damage to your muscular skeletal system may have already occurred.
The goal of Chiropractic is to locate the specific misaligned vertebrae and remove the resulting nerve irritation. Gentle chiropractic spinal adjustments can correct the underlying cause of your Sciatica.