Mayland’s Premiere Source for Sciatica Relief

Sciatica is a painful and debilitating condition. The constant pain, often described as burning, shooting, and tingling, can make daily life very tough and also has the ability to prevent you from living your daily life as you normally do. Here at Precise Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, we specialize in solutions for, and the treatment of sciatica. Please contact us today to see if we can help you resolve your sciatic pain. Our office helps improve the quality of peoples lives here in Crofton, Bowie, Odenton, and Gambrills.

Signs & Symptoms of Sciatica:

  • Constant severe pain.
  • Pain increases with sitting.
  • Pain begins on the low back and/or hip (gluteal region).
  • Pain travels down the leg to the foot.
  • Described as burning, shooting, and tingling.
  • Difficulty standing from a seated position.
  • Difficulty placing weight on affected leg.

What exactly is sciatica?

Sciatica is pressure, or an impingement (pinching), of the nerve roots L3-S3 of the spinal cord, that forms the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve forms outside the spine from the previously mentioned nerve roots, and travels down through the hip and down the leg. The sciatic nerve controls the function of the leg, knee, ankle, foot, and toes so that you can move throughout your day on your feet. This impingement on the nerve roots, most commonly on L3-S1, creates pain and dysfunction within the sciatic nerve.

Causes of Sciatica:

  • Intervertebral disc herniations.
  • Vertebral bone spurs.
  • Possible tumor (which we test for).
  • Uncontrolled diabetes.

Risk Factors for Sciatica:

  • Obesity; excess stress placed upon the intervertebral disc.
  • Prolonged sitting; excess stress upon the low back intervertebral disc
  • Weak core; unsupported spine and intervertebral disc. See prolonged sitting above.
  • Repetitive motion; when focused to the low back, this steadily breaks down the intervertebral discs.