The nerves that control the movements and sensations of the legs come from the lower back. They all come together to create one very large nerve called the sciatic nerve. On the way down to the leg the sciatic nerve must pass through several different structures and tissues before it gets where it is going. Along the way it can get pinched which can lead to lower back pain, hip pain, leg pain, buttock pain, or numbness and tingling going down the leg.

The sciatic nerve must pass through a small gap in the piriformis muscle, which is a common area of impingement if the piriformis muscle spasms.

Sciatica symptoms can also result from a pinched nerve due a herniated disc. In that case the nerve root leaving the spine is pinched by a bulging disc.

At Gemini Chiropractic and Rehab, we specialize in being able to tell where the nerve impingement is occurring, and to address it with the best conservative, non-invasive chiropractic therapies available.