Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically sciatica affects only one side of your body. Sciatica most commonly occurs when a nerve in the spine is compressed. This causes inflammation, pain, and often some numbness or weakness in the affected leg.
Icing/ Heat Instructions
Alternate ice and heat for 10 minutes each 3 times a day.
The treatment we use for this condition is most often in the form of chiropractic adjustments, decompression therapy, and medical massage/ trigger point therapy. This condition generally takes 4-6 weeks to resolve when proper treatment and self-care are followed. The doctor may treat you from 1-4x per week according to the severity and history of the condition.