The mechanism of sciatica is very similar to that of low back pain. However, the symptoms of sciatica can produce MUCH more discomfort and dysfunction. The sciatic nerve is the biggest nerve in the body and is actually the composition of 5 nerves that exit the low back. Sciatic nerve pain symptoms include: weakness in the knee or foot, sensation changes to the back of the calf or sole of the foot, numbness, tingling, difficulty walking, inability to move feet or foot, and inability to bend the knee. Chiropractic adjustments accelerate the rate of recovery from sciatica and low back pain, by relieving the pressure placed on the nerve. Massage therapy is also beneficial as it will relieve tension on the muscle groups that overly the sciatic nerve, such as the gluts and pyriformis.
Sciatica treatment at Millard Oaks Chiropractic in Millard. Serving the Omaha, NE area for chiropractic and massage therapy needs.