Sciatica is a "pinched nerve" and can be caused by a disc bulge, tight piriformis muscle, etc. Chiropractic treatment is a good first line of treatment. Exercise, stretching and therapies such as electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, cold laser or traction are also helpful.
Sciatica is often confused with a sacroiliac sprain strain. Just below where the lower back stops is the sacrum and pelvic, they are connected at the sacroiliac joints. If a sprain occurs at this joint, pain, swelling and radiating pain occurs into the buttocks and thigh but usually doesn't go past the knee.
If you have pain at or near the dimples just above the buttock, you probably have a sacroiliac sprain.
Our Roseville chiropractors can help you reduce your pain and get you back on track for life. Some times you can have sciatica and a sacroiliac sprain at the same time.
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