Sciatica is a form of nerve pain that runs down the back of one leg, sometimes all the way to the toes. It is caused by your sciatic nerve being compressed. The pain and intensity can vary person to person depending on where the sciatic nerve is compressed and how badly compressed it is. Some cases can be so severe a person may have trouble walking because the pain is so intense, and some people may experience numbness or tingling, and even weakness in the leg. Depending on what is causing the compression it may go away on its own, however medical treatment may be necessary.
How to Treat Sciatica
Though it may resolve on its own you should still figure out the cause and how to treat it. Seeking the help of a chiropractor in diagnosing the underlying cause will greatly help in the long run. Some cases can be corrected with a simple adjustment or some stretching and physical therapy exercises, however if the nerve is compressed due to a bulging or herniated you may be a candidate for Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression.