Sciatica pain is nerve pain that shoots down the back of the leg due to compression of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is located from the sacral plexus in the lumbar spine down to the lower leg.
The primary cause of this pain is tightness in the piriformis muscle that sits underneath the gluteus maximus and on top of the sciatic nerve.
Pain in this sciatic nerve can also be due to tightness in the pelvis or hips causing improper mobility of the low back-hip complex.
This is the most common self- diagnosed complaint that Chiropractors see in office, but it is often misdiagnosed.
If you or someone you know is experiencing sciatic or pain from a bulging or herniated disc, chiropractic care is an excellent option for getting relief. Chiropractors are spine specialists who are trained to know all conditions that would cause lower back pain including sciatica. We can review your Xray or MRI results with you and form a treatment plan in order for you to get back to being pain free.
Our chiropractors in Bensalem provide noninvasive therapies that will address the route problem causing your pain. We recommend seeing a chiropractor before considering invasive options like surgery or injections.