While each person is different, pain and discomfort are generally the most common and first symptoms of sciatica.
Some people describe their sciatic nerve pain as a dull, constant pain that starts in their lower back and shoots down one leg. It is rare for people to experience this pain in both legs at the same time, however, it is possible and will depend on where the nerve is being pinched.
Some people say they feel numbness or tingling similar to pins and needles, while others describe the pain as being similar to an electric shock.
Chiropractic care for sciatica pain focuses on determining the root cause of the problem before performing any adjustments.
Chiropractors have a hands-on approach and address sciatica with spinal adjustments, stretches and soft tissue massage. The goal of chiropractic care for sciatic nerve pain is to help to relieve the pressure on the affected nerve.