Ormond's Family Chiropractic Center
Sciatica can be a distracting pain that starts in the lower back and extends down into one or both legs. Sciatica is usually caused by misaligned spinal bones and bulging discs, thus unrelenting pain is the result. Your Ormond Beach chiropractors are uniquely skilled to evaluate and reduce the most common causes of sciatic nerve pain.
The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body and it goes from your pelvis, through your hip area and buttocks and down each leg. The term sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of this nerve and is a sure sign that there is a problem putting undue pressure on a lower back nerve. Bulging or herniated discs, Piriformis Syndrome (caused by a tight or spasmed piriformis muscle over the sciatic nerve), or sitting on a wallet can all be an underlying cause of Sciatica.
Sciatica pain may also be accompanied by numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness in the leg. There can be mild pain or very intense pain with Sciatica, or the sensation of a electric shock or jolt. Unfortunately sciatic nerve pain often starts minor and becomes much worse with time, especially when sitting, so consult with your Ormond Beach chiropractor as soon as possible. Chiropractic care and advice is often the key to relieving this common pain condition.