Sciatica is a fairly common condition, and affects millions of people every year. Sciatic pain radiates from the sciatic nerve and along the lower back. It also runs down the back of one or both of the legs. At Mount Royal Village Family Chiropractic, we work with many patients suffering from sciatica. Our team of experts determines the best way to approach this problem and the best way to help you recover from it.
Calgary Sciatica – What Is It?
Sciatica happens when some form of misalignment or damage compresses a nerve. This can be due to a bone spur, narrowing of the spinal column, or because of a herniated disc. The pressure on the nerve can cause extensive damage to the surrounding area, which can lead to inflammation, pain, and numbness. In most cases, the pain is sharp and severe, but not permanent.