What is Sciatica?

Sciatica describes a number of conditions that affect the sciatic nerve. This nerve, which runs down your lower back into your legs, can get crowded by the muscles and bones in your pelvic region. This results in pain that can run from your lower back all the way down your leg. If you experience sciatica, it is a good idea to schedule a visit with our chiropractic in Edmonds before any serious damage can be done.

In its most common form, sciatica manifests as a pain, numbness, weakness, or tingling that radiates from the lower back into the hip, the buttock, and down the leg into the foot. While it’s usually only one leg that is affected, it’s not unheard of for both legs to be simultaneously struck with sciatica. You may find that the pain gets worse when you are sitting, or when you cough or sneeze.

Though most people are able to overcome sciatica quickly and painlessly, roughly ten percent of people require a surgical solution. With this in mind, don’t ignore your sciatica symptoms! Consult Nu Star for more information.