Why it Matters:
Let’s start with what typically causes sciatica back pain.
Sciatic pain is often caused when a spinal disc, excess bone, or overgrown ligaments begin to pinch on your low back’s nerves.
These nerves travel down your buttocks, down the back of your legs, and into your feet.
It might surprise you to learn that disc bulges and herniations are quite common as we get older, and a majority of the time, they don’t cause any pain.
As a go-to local chiropractor that treats sciatica in Brooks, we’ve seen it first-hand more times than we can count.
You can (and may right now) have various spinal disc issues that aren’t causing you any pain.
However, if a nerve in your low back were to become “pinched”, your body would almost certainly be sure to let you know about it with a jolt of pain.
That pain may have you thinking that one of the only ways to relieve sciatica back pain must be to “fix” that bulged or herniated disc by cutting it out with surgery…
But that’s often not the case.