Your nervous system works like one big electrical circuit.
It's all connected. Your spinal cord transmits all of the electrical nerve impulses between your brain and the rest of your body.

From there, individual nerves emerge from your spine, then travel to supply sensation and movement to a specific area of your buttock, legs, and/or feet. This allows you to move and feel sensations like touch, heat, cold, and pain.

Anything that interferes with this transmission can cause problems.

 

Your sciatic nerve runs from your lower back, through your pelvis, hip area, buttocks, and down each leg. Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of this nerve.

Pain in the back of your leg and your buttock is a sign that you are putting pressure on your sciatic nerve. The most common cause of this nerve compression is a bulging or herniated disc in your low back, however, this nerve can be compressed anywhere along its path. 

Our team of Chiropractors at E3 Chiropractic + Wellness are experts in finding the cause of sciatica and treating it using a variety of safe and effective methods.