Sciatica

Sciatica is a condition diagnosed when someone is suffering from back and associated leg pain.

Overview

The sciatic nerve branches out from the lower back all the way into the feet. It is both the thickest and longest nerve in the body. Although the term β€œSciatica” is commonly used, it actually does not point to the true cause of the pain which may or may not involve the sciatic nerve in the back of the upper thigh. The problem may actually be coming from somewhere else even though you feel it in this area!

A woman experiencing pain from sciatica
A woman experiencing pain from sciatica
A person discussing her sciatica pain with her chiropractor
A person discussing her sciatica pain with her chiropractor
WHAT CAUSES SCIATICA?
Common causes of sciatica

Possible sources of dysfunction include:

  • A herniated disc

  • Nerve impingement

  • Overly tight muscles

  • Prolonged compression of the sciatic nerve

  • A misaligned vertebrae

  • Rotated or misaligned pelvis

  • Sacro-iliac joint dysfunction

Whilst everyone prefers to pick out a single culprit, there is usually a combination of issues at play.

Our approach

At TOPCHIRO Pickering, we prioritize a comprehensive assessment to identify the underlying causes. We will ask you questions and do a thorough examination. Following this, we determine a plan of care based on your unique situation and goals. Our approach for neck pain looks at your overall health picture and typically includes:

A chiropractor assessing a patient
A chiropractor assessing a patient
KEY POINTS & CONSIDERATIONS
  • Precise assessments to identify the root cause

  • Neurological scans to uncover patterns of stress

  • Chiropractic adjustments tailored for pain relief and neck alignment

  • Rehabilitation exercises for strengthening and prevention

  • Holistic approach for comprehensive neck health

  • Collaboration with other healthcare providers for optimal results

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