Sciatica and Leg Pain
Sciatica is often a misunderstood term referring to pain that extends into the back of the leg. Named after the sciatic nerve, symptoms include leg pain, numbness, tingling and muscle weakness.
Below are some common causes to sciatica.
1. Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
2. Radiculopathy caused by Lumbar Disc Herniation
3. Spinal Stenosis
4. Piriformis Syndrome: A type of entrapment syndrome, the sciatic nerve becomes compressed and irritated by the piriformis muscle located in the buttock. Chiropractic treatment treats piriformis syndrome by adjusting and realigning the pelvis and using soft tissue and stretching techniques to decrease muscle spasm.