Chiropractic recognizes that the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and nerves) is responsible for every function of the human body. When the spine is not properly aligned for any reason, nerves can become pinched, compressed, or damaged. This leads to pain, numbness, tingling, and a general malfunctioning of the body part that corresponds to affected nerves.
After a proper diagnosis has been made (see below for more on this), chiropractic care responds to sciatica symptoms by eliminating subluxations in the spine that are causing trauma to the nerves. When the nerves are free to work as intended, sciatica symptoms can be eliminated. It is important to note that chiropractic is a healthy, drug free, and non-invasive treatment for sciatica that relieves not only pain, but also the cause of pain.