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Sciatica is a condition that is often misdiagnosed

Sciatica is a condition that is often misdiagnosed. Any pain in the lower back that limits your movement or stops you from enjoying life requires attention, but not all lower back pain is sciatic pain. At Atlas Total Health Chiropractic we treat sciatica every day.

Your sciatic nerve runs from your lower back, downward through your buttocks, and into the back of each leg. It is the longest nerve in your body and controls the muscles in your lower legs. It also provides sensation to your legs and soles of your feet. If you have sciatica you may feel persistent pain along your sciatic nerve.

Besides sharp pain, you may experience dull aches, tingling, numbness, or even a burning sensation on one side of your body. People between 30 and 50 are most likely to suffer from sciatica. The symptoms are usually attributed to basic wear and tear rather than injury. Sciatic pain usually gets worse after prolonged sitting, physical activity, sneezing, coughing, or other sudden movements.


People who suffer from intense pain often try just about anything to make it go away. The problem with most conventional treatments is that they mask the symptoms with pain medication or muscle relaxants. At Atlas Total Health we work to find the cause of your pain and chiropractic treatment will begin to relieve some of the pressure on the nerve.