Chiropractor Questions Low Back Pain

Is my lower back pain related to my sciatic nerve?

For the past 3 weeks, I've been experiencing lower back pain. Could this be from my sciatic nerve?

13 Answers

Sciatic nerve issues typically radiate pain into the buttocks and down the leg. There are many other nerves and structures that could be causing your low back pain.
Yes, get adjusted and do some stretching for the piriformis.
Yes and no. Typically pain related to the sciatic nerve with radiate into another region of the lower extremity such as glute, hip, thigh, hamstring, etc. The sciatic nerve does however originate from multiple intervertebral areas in the low back (between the vertebra). If there in any type of joint dysfunction, joint space narrowing, or disc irritation this can cause low back pain which can progress into sciatic symptoms.
Yes, that is possible. The best way to determine what is involved is to have a complete checkup from your chiropractic physician.
Yes, lower back pain could be related to your sciatic nerve and sciatic nerve pain is typically related to lower back dysfunction. A proper examination from a Doctor of Chiropractic can help determine the best means by which the cause of your pain can be corrected.
Good possibility that it is. The sciatic nerve is composed of nerve roots that exit the spine and run down the leg.
The sciatic pain is from your lower back. Many times, there is an issue brewing in the lower back and the pain and/or sciatica can manifest as a result of lower back dysfunction. I would see a chiropractor to get it examined and begin getting your lower back adjusted over the next few months especially!

It could be. An exam and X-rays should be done.
It could be, however there is almost no way to tell definitively without an appropriate evaluation.
Not usually. The sciatic nerve is formed by five separate spinal nerve branches, of which only 2 come from the lower back. The rest come from the sacrum (tailbone). Without the presence of radiating pain, your lower back pain can be related to vertebral fixation (loss of normal joint motion), which can irritate local nerves, muscles and ligaments in the immediate area. If not properly addressed, the situation can advance to include radiating pain and numbness. Ask around and find a good chiropractor. We see these types of problems daily.

Sciatica is described as pain down the back of the leg and calf into the foot and toe. It can cause low back and buttocks pain as well since the nerve actually starts in the lumbar spine. If you don't have pain in the leg and calf radiating down, you won't be diagnosed as sciatica. Low back pain can have many causes and the symptoms can be dull and achy to sharp and stabbing. Depending on what you are feeling, it could be a spinal joint that is inflamed to just a simple restricted joint that needs to be adjusted. It could also be a disc problem that is pressing on the nerves. Find yourself a good sports and orthopedic chiropractor who can perform specific tests to narrow this low back pain down.
No, the Sciatic nerve is generally affected by dysfunction of the low back or pelvis. I recommend consulting your local Chiropractor to diagnose the cause of your pain.
Could be. It depends on a number of issues.