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The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body and travels from the low back, through the buttock and hip area, down the leg to the bottom of your foot. The term sciatica refers to pain (which may be accompanied by numbness or tingling) that radiates down this nerve. Sciatic pain can vary from mild to severe, from dull to sharp to burning, and is often aggravated by sitting, coughing or sneezing.
Sciatic leg pain is a symptom indicating that there is pressure on one or more of the nerves exiting the lower part of your spine. The most common cause of this nerve pressure is a bulging or herniated disc in your low back. Pressure is put on the nerve as it exits the spine causing irritation and inflammation. Chiropractic care is a safe and effective approach to treating sciatica. By restoring spinal alignment, reducing pressure on the disc and the sciatic nerve, and improving joint motion in the lower back, Dr. Parrish has helped a countless number of people who have suffered with this painful condition. If you're looking for an Allentown chiropractor to help alleviate your sciatica leg pain, give us a call today.