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Sciatica and Leg Pain

Who would think that one nerve could cause such severe pain? Pressure on the sciatic nerve can force even the most hardy person to seek treatment.

Sciatica gets its name from the longest and largest nerve in the body, the sciatic nerve. It is composed of smaller nerves that join together in the pelvis after they exit the lower spine. The sciatic nerve then travels down the entire length of each leg, dividing again into smaller nerves as it reaches the knees and lower legs. Sciatica is defined as pain anywhere along the course of the sciatic nerve. This could be from the lower back down to the hips or buttocks, all the way down into our legs, feet and toes.

Zoellner Chiropractic will examine your low back to determine if your pain relates to the spine and/or its surrounding muscles. In-depth history and exam can determine what is the cause of your discomfort and how best to treat it. If you are experiencing pain shooting down one leg, into the buttock, thigh, or foot, consult your chiropractor for an evaluation.

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