Sciatica – Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Sciatica:  What Is It?

As our spinal cord passes through our lumbar vertebrae it divides and creates a sciatic nerve that travels down each leg.  Sciatica is a painful condition in which the sciatic nerve becomes irritated or inflamed causing pain, weakness and / or other symptoms in the legs and for many patients – low back pain.  The sciatic nerve can be compressed by a swollen disc, a herniated disc, arthritis or spasmed muscles.  There are other more serious conditions that can irritate the sciatic nerve but thankfully they are rare.  Continue reading “Sciatica – Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment”

Sciatica Treatment

Sciatica Treatment with Chiropractic is very effective for most of the patients that I treat in my San Diego clinic. The patients who get the most relief from sciatica treatment with chiropractic are those that have the ability to follow a treatment plan and consistently perform recommended at home therapies.

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