What is Sciatica?

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica, also known as sciatic neuritis, is a pain originating and radiating along the sciatic nerve. This usually occurs when there is pressure on the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve travels from the lower spine through the pelvis and down along both legs. It is the longest and widest nerve on the human body.

So as you can probably already gather, it is a very important nerve in the body and it is absolutely vital for it to stay in a healthy and pristine condition. However that can’t happen if you have sciatica. So how would you know if you have it? You should contact your chiropractor to confirm if you have the symptoms listed below.

What are the Symptoms of Sciatica?

The symptoms of sciatica include but are not limited to pain in the back or hip, muscle weakness, walking difficulties, leg numbness and burning sensations.

What to do if you have Sciatica?

The best option is to get in contact with your chiropractor. There are a few different treatments for this disease. Your chiropractor will prescribe what is best for you. It usually takes a few months to heal if everything is done properly.

Sciatica is a serious issue and the pain can be quite hard to deal with. So, do not hesitate to seek professional help. If you are on the Gold Coast, your best option is Hinterland Chiropractic. Here at Hinterland Chiropractic, we have experienced chiropractors who will definitely make you feel better.

The team is very friendly and will be more than happy to help you out with whatever you may need. We can also help you with issues like hip pain, lower back pain, shoulder pain, muscle tightness, whiplash, sport injuries, knee pain etc. So don’t hesitate to pick up that phone and give us a call!