Sciatica is caused by the compression of the sciatic nerve which results in grueling low back, buttock, and leg pain. The most common site of compression is near the spine where the nerves exit the spinal column. The most common reasons for compression in this area include disc injury, stenosis, arthritis, or acute malposition of the bones of the spine. The sciatic nerve can also be compressed as it passes under the piriformis muscle just above the buttock. In either case chiropractic is a proven, effective form of treatment to relieve compression of the sciatic nerve. Dr Dolan of Dolan Family Chiropractic in Aurora, IL incorporates a form of traction, spinal manipulation, stretching, and physical therapy modalities like electric muscle stimulation, ultrasound, and hot/cold therapy to relieve the pressure on the nerve. Along with icing and stretching protocols at home and some rest, patients receive great results and get out of pain fast. If you have sciatica or any kind of leg pain call the office today at 630-236-3090 to speak to one of the doctors and find out if chiropractic can help you.