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Sciatica:

The sciatic nerve is the longest and widest nerve in the body, originating in the lower back and extending down each leg. Sciatica is not a medical condition itself but rather a symptom of an underlying issue, often related to the spine. Chiropractic offers treatments for sciatica, such as spinal adjustments to correct misalignments, improve joint mobility, reduce spinal stenosis and nerve irritation. 

Common characteristics of sciatica pain include:

 

1: Radiating Pain: The pain usually starts in the lower back or buttock and travels down the back of the thigh, often extending below the knee.

 

2: Sharp or Shooting Pain: Sciatica pain is often described as a sharp, shooting, or burning sensation. It can be intense and may worsen with certain movements or positions.

 

3: Numbness and Tingling: People with sciatica may experience numbness, tingling, or a "pins and needles" sensation along the path of the affected nerve.

 

4: Muscle Weakness: In some cases, sciatica can lead to muscle weakness, making it difficult to move the leg or foot.

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