What is sciatica?

What is sciatica?

Sciatica is leg or back pain caused by pressure or irritation of the sciatic nerve. Sufferers of sciatica may also experience:

  • Numbness in the limbs

  • Muscle weakness

  • Tingling sensations in the foot and toes

  • Difficulty walking

  • Pain with sitting


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Find out more about sciatica treatment with Loveland Chiropractor Dr. Kauffman on our sciatica video.


The term sciatica is simply a description of symptoms, but what is most important is finding the root cause and treating it. Sciatica is pressure on the sciatic nerve, but what is putting the pressure on the nerve? There are multiple things that can do this…


  • Disc herniations

  • Arthritis between the vertebrae (Degenerative Disc Disease)

  • Slipped vertebra (Spondylolisthesis)

  • Arthritis on the inside of the vertebra (Spinal Stenosis)

  • Muscle contraction (Piriformis Syndrome)

  • Joint inflammation (Sacroiliitis)

  • Rare conditions (tumors, nerve infections, cysts, vascular abnormalities etc)



While it is important to get a proper diagnosis, the good news is that all of the above conditions that can cause sciatica (except the rare conditions) can be treated with chiropractic care. Visit your Loveland OH Chiropractor for sciatica treatment.

Dr. Kauffman is a licensed chiropractor in Loveland Ohio and serves patients in the greater Cincinnati area.

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