Sciatica refers to the pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from the lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of the body.
Common causes include:
- Compression on part of the spinal nerve from a bulging disc, herniated disc or from a bone spur on the spine.
- Radiating pain from the lower lumbar spine to the buttocks and down the leg
- Inflamation, tingling or weakness in the affected leg or foot
If you’re experiencing lower back pain, or any of the above symptoms associated with sciatica pain, take the next step toward relief and visit us at Etheredge Chiropractic today!