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Sciatica & Piraformis

Constant pain from the back or buttocks and down through your legs could be a symptom of sciatica. In order to relieve the discomfort of sciatica, chiropractic techniques are extremely helpful. If left untreated, sciatica can  get worse until everyday activities are no longer an option.

Extended periods of standing or sitting can be unbearably painful when dealing with sciatica. In addition, it can cause weakness, tingling, and numbness throughout the leg area. Generally, sciatica shows up periodically throughout a person’s life with different levels of pain and discomfort.

Piriformis Syndrome is caused by the Piriformis Muscle pressing on the Sciatic Nerve deep in the buttocks. Regardless, sciatica requires immediate attention to avoid permanent nerve damage.

Compression of your sciatic nerve, the body's longest nerve, is the reason why pain travels throughout the legs and back. Originating from the lumbar spine, and then extending into the buttocks and down the legs the sciatic nerve covers a wide range. When pinched by the compression of vertebrae in your lower back, the roots of the nerve are inflamed which causes the pain.

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