Have you ever experienced a back pain that traveled down the back of your legs and thighs, possibly down to your ankle, foot and toes? The pain may vary but for some it is a constant throbbing that may let up after hours and for some it may be days or months. In severe cases, sciatica can cause problems with your reflexes and even a wasting away of calf muscles. It may be hard to get comfortable in any position and sleeping may be a thing of the past.
This could be sciatica. Sciatic nerves are the longest and largest nerves in your body. They begin in your lower back joining together and traveling to your pelvis, thigh, knee, calf, ankle foot and toes.
A chiropractic adjustment can remove the pressure from your nerves, rebalance your spine and take pressure of your discs. An acupuncture treatment can help with the pain and to balance the chi to help the body heal itself. Some patients like to combine both therapies for their treatments.