in Southfield, Michigan
Sciatic pain is pain due to irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve. Sciatic nerve originates in your lower back and is the longest nerve in your body. Branches of sciatic nerve extend all the way to your toes. Compression of sciatic nerve can be in the form of radiating pain into groin or back of the leg and all the way down into your toes. The most common cause of sciatic pain is disc herniation. A herniated disc compresses and irritates the sciatic nerve causing discomfort, numbness, weakness and pain. Occasionally, a tight muscles of the buttocks region (Piriformis) can also irritate the sciatic nerve and induce sciatic pain. A combination of physical therapy and chiropractic can help rid of your pain and get you back on your feet.