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Sciatica Relief in Cobourg

knee painSciatica is a term referring to the general symptom of pain going down the leg in the course of the sciatic nerve because of dysfunction in the lower back.

What Are the Symptoms?

Typically, symptoms come on suddenly due to a lifting or twisting injury that results in pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness that travels down the course of the sciatic nerve. The symptoms are usually confined to one side at a time. Low back pain may or may not also be present.
Sciatica is also often described as a shooting pain that may go down the back, outside, or front of the leg, extending even into the ankle and foot.

What Are the Causes?

The vast majority of sciatica cases result from spinal disc herniations that put pressure on one or more of the spinal roots of the sciatic nerve. Other conditions, such as piriformis muscle issues, spinal canal narrowing, and spondylolisthesis, can also be involved in producing this condition.

Our Approach & Intake Process

Conservative chiropractic care for this condition has been effective in resolving the symptoms and restoring the loss of function. Ultimately, addressing the cause of the symptom of sciatica is the critical key.

At our office, you will receive an initial evaluation to determine the actual cause of your symptoms. This will include a consultation with our exam specialist, physical exam including posture, balance and range of motion, as well as X-rays as required.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I refrain from physical activity?

Physical activity is often recommended for the management of sciatica for persons physically able.

Should I see my MD first?

People should always do what they feel most comfortable with, however, the research indicates that conservative management of neuromuscular conditions such as sciatica are the initial therapies that show the best results.

Does smoking affect this condition?

Smoking plays a big role in sciatica. For this and many other reasons, we always recommend you have a plan to stop.

Book Your Visit Today

If you’re experiencing uncomfortable symptoms, our team is here to help you get relief. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


Sciatica Relief Cobourg, Port Hope ON | (905) 377-0555