What is sciatica?
Sciatica or sciatica neuritis is due to inflammation and or irritation to the branches of nerves in the lumbar that form the sciatic nerve. Additionally, a problem can also occur directly to the sciatic nerve. Pain often radiates along the sciatic nerve, which runs down one or both legs from the lower back.
Patients at LeGault Chiropractic in Pittsburgh that suffer from sciatica and leg pain may experience aches and pains in their buttocks and legs. The same pain and discomfort can become sharp or knife-like. The intensity and sensation changes happen due to nerve irritation and inflammation. The pain associated with sciatica is very severe; often making it difficult to walk.
What are symptoms of sciatica?
- Leg Pain
- Numbness or loss of sensation
- Low back pain
- Buttock pain
- Muscle spasms
- Increase or decrease sensitivity
What is the treatment for sciatica?
LeGault Chiropractic in Pittsburgh effectively treats the sciatic nerve dysfunction by correcting the cause of sciatica. Chiropractic adjustments and supportive therapies performed at LeGault Chiropractic decrease pain, restore proper function, and prevent future problems.
Contact Dr. Steven LeGault in Pittsburgh, PA to get started with your custom treatment plan to correct your sciatica or related symptoms.