Sciatica in Westwood

Sciatica in Westwood

Sciatica is a common impingement syndrome

The sciatic nerve is the largest in the human body- running from the lower back down the back of each leg. Because of its size and location, the sciatic nerve is prone to injury and pressure from a variety of conditions, the most common of which are:

  • Disc herniation
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Spinal misalignment

Symptoms are usually experienced as cramp-like irritation, numbing in the butt and the legs, and pain ranging from dull to sharp and shooting which can go right through to the lower extremities. 

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