Sciatica is a common condition characterized by pain that radiates down the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back and through the gluteal region. Patients presenting with this condition often experience pain, numbness, and tingling down the ipsilateral leg.
Chiropractic care is implemented to treat the root cause of sciatica whether that is a herniated disc, piriformis malfunctions, or direct nerve pressure. Studies have shown chiropractic care to be superior in treating sciatica. The European Spine Journal published finding demonstrating superior results treating sciatica with chiropractic care when compared with both physical therapy and corticosteroid injections. Further studies also demonstrated chiropractic care’s ability to decrease the duration and severity of both low back pain and sciatica with no reported adverse effects.