Around 31 million Americans experience sciatica pain at any given time.1 In addition, Low back pain accompanied with shooting pain down into the leg is referred to as sciatica. When the sciatic nerve becomes damaged or irritated, pain can travel down into the buttocks.

In addition, the lower leg, and sometimes into the foot. Generally, leg pain affects one leg at a time. However, it can sometimes affect both legs. This depends on the cause. The Sciatic Nerve is a long thick nerve that originates from several vertebral levels in the low back. It runs the full length of each leg.

The most common causes of sciatica pain include musculoskeletal imbalances. In addition, they are called a vertebral subluxation, or a herniated disc. Above all, it either causes direct pressure or chemical irritation of the nerve.


It is very important to distinguish the cause of sciatica pain. As it will change how your condition should be treated. The importance of a comprehensive exam by a chiropractor is that it will provide you with answers to the cause of your radiating pain. After that, chiropractors offer natural options for relief.

Most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic— meaning they are not caused by serious conditions. For instance, inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture, or cancer. Above all, these are cases that are easily treatable with safe, cost-effective chiropractic care.


Experts estimate that as many as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in their lives.2 In conclusion, awareness of the benefits of a chiropractic consultation and exam will provide many people with relief from their Sciatica Pain. Call New Life Family Chiropractic Center today for your comprehensive exam 1-219-769-LIFE (5433).

1. Jensen M, Brant-Zawadzki M, Obuchowski N, et al. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Lumbar Spine in People Without Back Pain. N Engl J Med 1994; 331: 69-116.

2. Vallfors B. Acute, Subacute and Chronic Low Back Pain: Clinical Symptoms, Absenteeism and Working Environment. Scan J Rehab Med Suppl 1985; 11: 1-98.