Sciatica is a condition characterized by pain moving down the sciatic nerve pathway, which runs from the lower back to the leg. The most frequent cause of sciatica is a spinal disc herniation which puts pressure on the sciatic nerve and is present in about 90% of cases. Sciatica can be an extremely debilitating condition that can affect your everyday activities. Sciatica typically affects only one side of the body and classic symptoms include pain radiating down the back of the leg from the buttocks region.
Many people find that living with sciatica can be a nightmare. Chronic and acute pain disrupt sleep and everyday activities. If you feel like you have sciatica you should see Dr. Richard Conti immediately so he can diagnose and treat the symptoms before they worsen.
Additional common symptoms of sciatica include:
Sciatica has been treated successfully without the need for surgery or harmful medications. At Conti Chiropractic Center, Dr. Conti will perform chiropractic adjustments to alleviate pressure on the sciatic nerve and restore motion to the joints.