One of the most common reasons we see that causes Sciatica is from pressure from discs, but it can be due to pressure along any part of the nerve.
Discs are found between each joint in the spine and act as shock absorbers. Think of them like a jam donut, with fluid in the middle of a tougher outer layer. With damage to the outside of the discs, which can occur from small repetitive movements (and can be painless), another injury can cause the fluid to leak from the middle. This fluid can then press on the Sciatic Nerve and cause significant pain, difficulty sitting and pain coughing and sneezing.
Most of the time, yes.
Chiropractors carefully restore movement to the joints of the spine, taking the pressure off of the Sciatic nerve and in order to relieve pain and improve the function and healing of your body.
If your symptoms appear more complicated, your Chiropractor can refer you for further scans, but this isn’t often.