Irritation to this nerve bundle anywhere along the pathway may cause lower back pain, leg pain, muscle weakness, or foot drop, to name a few secondary conditions (symptoms). Because of the wide variety of potential secondary conditions, sciatica is a very loose diagnosis with no effective long-term treatment under standard medical care.
Usually, when we are able to correct the problem at the cause, the secondary conditions such as leg pain, cramps, foot drop, etc., tend to go away on their own. We also include specific exercises to address any imbalances and help strengthen after we’ve corrected the problem. This is why we get such great results with our patients with sciatica or back pain in general.