Rather than a diagnosis, sciatica is a broad and general term that refers to pain in the buttock, thigh and leg and usually down into the ankle and foot. This is the pathway of the sciatic nerve, hence the name ‘sciatica.’ Most cases of sciatica are caused by a ‘bulging’ or ‘herniated’ disc in the low back, more specifically the lumbar spine.
Sciatica can be present with or without low back pain and can be very painful and therefore very concerning. However most can be reassured that sciatica is rarely due to any serious underlying medical problem or pathology. Chiropractors are well-equipped in diagnosing the cause of sciatica and can safely and effectively manage and treat it.
If you have sciatica give us a call on 01772 696 611 and make an appointment to see one of our chiropractors.
 National Institute of Clinical Excellence. Low back pain and sciatica in over 16s: assessment and management (NICE guideline NG59).