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Risk Factors For Sciatica

woman with sciatic painSciatica is a condition characterized by pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back through the hips, buttocks, and down each leg. A dull, burning, or sharp pain that runs down your leg from your lower back may be a symptom of sciatica. This pain occurs when pressure on your sciatic nerve causes inflammation. Pain, tingling, and other sciatica symptoms can make moving around and sitting uncomfortable.

Universal Chiropractic in Mississauga, offers chiropractic adjustment techniques and other services to ease symptoms. Learn more about risk factors for sciatica.


As people age, the spinal discs and joints may undergo wear and tear, leading to conditions such as herniated discs or spinal stenosis, which can compress the sciatic nerve. These herniated discs, bone spurs, and other spinal changes can lead to inflammation.

Activity Levels

Getting physical activity can help lower your risk of sciatica. Lack of regular exercise and physical activity can weaken the muscles that support the spine and increase the risk of spinal issues. Sitting for long periods can raise your risk of pain and inflammation.


Excess body weight can increase pressure on the spine and contribute to conditions like herniated discs or spinal stenosis. This added pressure can affect your sciatic nerve and lead to sciatica.


What you do for a living can raise your risk of having sciatica. If you lift heavy loads frequently on the job or twist your back often at work, you have a higher risk of having this kind of pain.

Medical Conditions

Some health conditions, such as diabetes, can increase your risk of developing nerve damage. A higher risk of nerve damage raises your risk of developing sciatica.

Chiropractic Treatment for Sciatica

Our chiropractor can perform a chiropractic adjustment that helps relieve pressure on your sciatic nerve and eases inflammation. You can resume your normal daily activities as pain and other symptoms subside.

Schedule Chiropractic Care at Universal Chiropractic

If sciatica symptoms interfere with your life, contact Universal Chiropractic for an appointment at our clinic in Mississauga. Our chiropractor can effectively relieve pain and other symptoms of this inflammatory condition. Call our office at (905) 567-8535 to schedule an appointment.

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