Sciatica is a broad term used to describe symptoms involving radicular (referred) pain to the lower limbs. It occurs due to faulty mechanics in the lumbar spine (low back) or pelvis. These symptoms may include low back pain, buttock pain, pins and needles in lower limb, muscular weakness or cramps.
This term is not a diagnosis and there are many causes that may contribute to this series of symptoms including lumbar disc herniation, spinal stenosis, piriformis syndrome or mechanical intervertebral foramen encroachment.
No matter the cause of your sciatica studies show that 75% of those with sciatica will have a relapse within the first 12 months after injury and in a lot of cases these can turn into chronic issues that hinder everyday life.
Come and speak to our team at Complete Chiropractic in Dee Why and see if your sciatic symptoms are something we can help with.