The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back down the back of both legs. Sciatica is a condition that involves pain, numbness, tingling or weakness along the course of this nerve. Symptoms can be felt from the low back to the toes or anywhere in between and are usually only on one side. Sciatica can cause severe pain and affect a person's ability to function normally.
Causes of sciatica include lumbar disc herniation, spondylolithesis (forward slippage of a vertebra), spinal stenosis, imbalance pelvis and muscle (piriformis) spasm. Pregnancy can also be a cause.
Frisco Spinal Rehab provides diagnosis and treatment for sciatica including chiropractic adjustments and spinal decompression therapy as well as other therapeutic techniques depending on the cause. Treatment is focused on the upper part of the nerve where it exits the spine or pelvis and not on the leg.
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