Pain In The Largest Nerve In The Body

Sciatica can be a severely painful condition. It is caused by inflammation of the sciatic nerve, a nerve which runs from the lower back through the hip and down the leg. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, as anyone who has had sciatica can attest. The most common cause of sciatica is pinching or irritation of the nerve in the lower spine. Slipping of a disc, slight displacement of a spinal joint, bone spurs or combinations of all of these problems are the typical causes of sciatica nerve irritation.

Options For Relief

Sciatica is one of the most common conditions for which back surgery is recommended. Back surgery, however, is only successful about 60 percent of the time and has a fairly high risk of complications and the pain very likely to return. More recent interest in non-surgical treatments for sciatic nerve pain has caused several researchers to look at chiropractic manipulation as an alternative.

We Have The Best Care Options Available

Researchers at St. Thomas Hospital in London reported the results of their study of non-surgical treatments for back and sciatic nerve pain in the British Journal Of Rheumatology. Comparing traction, spinal injections, and manipulation, they found chiropractic manipulation to be the single most effective treatment in the 513 patients studied.


In a similar study, researchers at the California College of Medicine at the University of California Irvine also found manipulation to significantly improve clinical signs of sciatic nerve compression. Clearly, chiropractic manipulation is one of the most effective conservative treatments in those with sciatic nerve pain.

We Help “Surgical” And Non-Surgical Causes

In our office we utilize the best chiropractic care has to offer to get more complete results for “surgical” and non-surgical causes of leg pain. We help many people who are told that surgery is their only option.

Chances Are We Have A Treatment To Help You!

Our office also offers state-of-the-art non-surgical disc decompression treatment. While results cannot be guaranteed, many patients have avoided needless surgery or a dependency on pain pills by choosing conservative care in our office.

Chiropractic manipulation should be one of the first considerations in those with sciatica. We may prevent the need for spinal surgery in many patients. We offer many effective ways of dealing with pain in the body's largest nerve!