What is the sciatic nerve?
The sciatic nerve is the widest and longest single nerve in the human body. Anatomically, five nerve roots from the lumbar spine converge to form the sciatic nerve.
The sciatic nerves start from the spinal cord nerve roots found in the lower back and extend through the buttocks and legs, through which it sends nerve signals to the lower limbs, ultimately reaching the toes. The sciatic nerve provides strength and support to the leg. It serves as a connector between the spinal cord and the outside of the thigh.
Chiropractic care is an excellent treatment to manage sciatic nerve pain.