Sciatica is a nickname for sciatic pain, or pain in the sciatic nerve. Sciatica can be severely painful and sometimes debilitating.
Sciatica is not a medical condition, but a symptom of an underlying condition or injury.
Sciatic symptoms include:
- Pain that runs from your lower back into your legs
- "Radiating Pain"
- Shooting Pain in the legs
- Sharp pain that makes it difficult or impossible to stand up and/or walk
- Weakness in the legs
- Pain that is worse when sitting
Sciatic pain can be extremely frightening, especially if you have never experienced it before. Often, due to the debilitating nature of the sharp pain, patients will believe that the damage they have suffered may be permanent. More often than not, it is easily treated by a medical professional.
A course of active medical care, including Physical Therapy, Chiropractic Care and Massage Therapy can help tremendously and sometimes immediately.
We recommend coming into the clinic today if you have experienced or are experiencing sciatic pain. We will help you narrow down the source or cause of the pain, and aid you in seeking relief for your symptoms.