Sciatica is a set of symptoms rather than a medical diagnosis. Sciatica most often develops from general wear and tear on the body rather than from an injury. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help prevent sciatic from developing. Sciatica often starts in the lower back and travels into the thigh. Sciatica is named after the sciatic nerve, which runs from your low back down the leg to your toes. Sciatic nerve pain can be caused by a myriad of reasons: misaligned vertebrae, herniated or bulging discs, pregnancy and childbirth, tumors, and other non-spinal disorders such as constipation.
A misaligned spine can lead to a spinal environment that causes a disc to bulge, putting pressure on the sciatic nerve. Symptoms of sciatica include tingling, burning, numbness or weakness.
Chiropractic adjustments can help relieve spinal pressure on the sciatic nerve and help aid in the recovery of a herniated disc.