What is sciatica?

The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back, through the buttock, and down the back of the leg into the calf. There are a number of mechanisms that can be the source of “sciatic” pain. The underlying cause could be spinal, muscular, or even leg pain unrelated to the sciatic nerve.

Common Symptoms

  • Pain in the lower back that travels through the buttock, hamstring, and into the lower leg
  • Burning/sharp/shooting/tingling pain
  • Weakness in the leg
  • Numbness in the leg

Treatment Strategies

To determine the underlying cause and effective treatment strategies for sciatic pain, book a physiotherapy, chiropractic, or massage therapy  appointment with one of our skilled clinicians.

Some of the treatment techniques that may be beneficial include: