Recognizing Pain: Sciatica
The sciatic nerve, which is the largest in the human body, can also cause some of the most frustrating pain. The sciatic nerve begins in the lower back, travels through the gluteus maximus and down the back of both legs. It also happens to control all the sensory and motor instructions to the legs.
When your lower back, thighs or calves hurt, feel weak, tingle, go numb, cramp or ache, it can be a direct correlation to pressure on the sciatic nerve. It’s referred to as Sciatica, or sciatic nerve pain, and it’s not a disease: it’s a symptom of other issues. Sciatica is often the manifestation of a slipped or degenerative disc in the spine, which can be treated both thoroughly and efficiently by a chiropractor.
Don’t let your pain be a mystery. Start feeling better today!