Sciatica

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica Nerve root pain is pain that occurs because a nerve coming from the spinal cord is pressed on (’trapped’) by a prolapsed disc, or is irritated by the inflammation caused by the prolapsed disc.

Although the problem is in the back, you feel pain along the course of the nerve in addition to back pain. Therefore, you may feel pain down a leg to the calf or foot. Sciatica pain can range from mild to severe, but it is often worse than the back pain. With a prolapsed disc, the sciatic nerve is the most commonly affected nerve. The sciatic nerve is a large nerve that is made up from several smaller nerves that come out from the spinal cord in the lower back. It travels deep inside the buttock and down the back of the leg. There is a sciatic nerve for each leg.

Other nerve root symptoms

The irritation or pressure on the nerve next to the spine may also cause pins and needles, numbness or weakness in part of a buttock, leg or foot. The exact site and type of symptoms depends on which nerve is affected.

We are experts in treating Sciatica. We have experienced great success in treating Trapped Sciatic Nerve problems through techniques such as manipulation and massage, providing increased mobility and relief from pain.