Sorry to hear you are suffering with this. Sciatica is a diagnosis when pain shoots down the leg, yes. The nerves that cause you to feel pain, numbness, etc in the legs all come out of the low back. Depending on where you feel the pain in your leg, it changes which nerve is the one that is pinched. It could be the sciatic nerve, or it could be another. Either way, I would go see a chiropractor as we are the best equipped to treat the cause of sciatica.
Yes, it can. The sciatic nerve is one of the biggest nerves in your body and it goes all the way from your back, buttock, and down the back of the leg to your foot. Chiropractic is great for helping people with sciatica, so you should make an appointment as soon as possible.
Dr Steven Moon
When the sciatic nerve is inflamed it causes pain down the side and back of the leg.
If you have pain in just the hip it is doubtful the sciatic nerve is primarily involved though your condition could possibly deteriorate if you don’t seek treatment and sciatica could result.
I would recommend you talk to your chiropractor.
Yes, it can. I have personally treated sciatica patients with spinal decompression with decent success. I would recommend a chiropractic evaluation with a lumbar spine MRI to determine your exact problem.
Dr. Joel D. Duchon
Vishal K. Verma, DC, CCSP
I hope this info helps.