It’s normal to want to learn about the causes of sciatica so you can try to avoid them in the future whenever possible. In some cases, patients gets sciatica after having sat on their wallet in the back pocket of their pants. This is the result of excess pressure being constantly placed on the nerve.
A herniated disc may be the cause of the problem. Also referred to as a slipped or ruptured disc, the condition causes your nerve to be pinched. If you have bone spurs, they may contribute to sciatica too.
There are additional causes of sciatica your chiropractor will be on the lookout for too, including:
- Isthmic spondylolisthesis
- Lumbar spinal stenosis
- Piriformis syndrome
Generally patients will feel sciatica in just one leg. The word “sciatica” has to do with leg pain. Sometimes patients with sciatica also feel tingling in their leg or even numbness and weakness.