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Dr. Ernest S. Caruso has been a chiropractor for 20+ years, and one of the conditions he's treated the most is sciatica. This condition is common among men in their 30's, 40's, and 50's, although it can affect people of any age.
Sciatica simply means that one (rarely both) of the sciatic nerves in your lower back is being compressed by something—that "something" could be an injured disc, a bony spur, and inflamed or narrowed joint space, a spasming muscle, or even a tumor. These sciatic nerves are the largest nerves in your body and provide motor and sensory information to the buttocks and leg.
Why does this nerve compression occur? Sometimes, there's no clear reason. However, common risk factors and causes include:
What happens when the sciatic nerve is compressed? Symptoms may arise such as:
These symptoms may move up and down the leg (centralizes or peripheralize) depending on factors such as stress, activity, activity level, and body position.
Sciatica tends to respond well to the type of natural and non-invasive services offered by our Boca Raton chiropractor. If we diagnose you with sciatica, we may provide services such as: