Sciatica is a painful condition that affects the lower back and the legs. When a person is suffering from sciatica, pain radiates from the lower back down to the thigh, extending downward to the back of the calf. In some cases, pain from sciatica flows upward as well, affecting the hip, and back down toward the foot. For many affected individuals, the pain is enough to impair the performance of everyday tasks.
Common causes of sciatica can include: a herniated disc, osteoarthritis, lumbar spinal stenosis, muscle spasms, and pregnancy. Some risk factors include: age, diabetes, weight, wearing high heels, smoking, sleeping on a soft/too hard mattress, or sitting for prolonged periods of time.
Chiropractors are able to treat sciatica and help patients manage the pain that the condition can cause. Some common treatment approaches include physical therapy, massage therapy, and manual adjustments. Schedule your appointment today with Dr. Jeffrey Klein, Klein Chiropractic Center, who can diagnose and treat your sciatica pain!