The Balanced Atlas

Back Pain & Sciatica

If you have lower back pain that shoots down either leg, you may be suffering from the symptoms of sciatica. Sciatica is a condition that affects your sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is located in your lower back, branches through your hips and buttocks, and trails down both legs. Sciatica typically only affects one side of your body or the other, but most forms of sciatica cause lower back pain. If you suffer from this painful condition, we can help.

What Is Sciatica?

Sciatica is caused by compressed nerves. It could be due to a herniated disc, a bone spur, or a condition called spinal stenosis that causes the spine to become more narrow. Regardless of why the nerve becomes compressed, pain results and can settle in your lower back. This compression may cause pain, tingling, or numbness in your legs.

Some things can worsen sciatica, such as sitting for long periods or sudden movements caused by coughing or sneezing. If you are suffering from sciatica, booking an appointment can help alleviate your pain without needing surgery.

Fortunately, surgery is often not the only treatment that relieves the pain of sciatica. NUCCA chiropractic adjustments can be extremely beneficial in relieving lower back pain and pain associated with sciatica, especially in sciatica caused by injuries such as those that happen during football, hockey, or other contact sports. The gentle NUCCA treatment realigns your head and neck, allowing the brain to rebalance your hips, loosening the tension across the lumbar spine and relieving pressure on the sciatic nerve. As a result, you will feel better and have improved mobility.

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