Join Our Members

Sciatica Joint Pain

Foot, ankle, knee or hip problems can cause structural imbalances and can result in back pain.

If you have pain that travels down your leg, it might be Sciatica. Sciatica is not a disease in itself. Sciatica means irritation of the Sciatic nerve.....the longest spinal nerve in your body. The Sciatic nerve is composed of a group of nerves originating from your low back that combine below your waist as they travel toward your foot.

Pain that moves along a nerve path is called "radiating" or "neurological" pain. "Neurological" or radiating back pain can be caused by subluxations in the sacroiliac or anywhere in the spine, neck or in the cranium (skull).....and, don't forget the feet. The muscles that turn your legs outward, the piriformis muscles, can cause the same pain if they are in spasm. If you have radiating pain down your leg and your foot is turned out on the same side, it might be the piriformis muscle in a spasm.

"Neurological" or radiating back pain can also be caused by toxins....aspartame is often blamed for all kinds of nervous and systemic problems. Any food you suspect can be eliminated for two weeks and then started again.

Postsurgical pain.....people sometimes think their back surgery failed when they have the same sciatica and pain after the surgery. The reason for the sciatica is very often subluxations of the sacroiliac joints. (The sacrum is the inverted triangular bone at the bottom of the spine; the ilium is one of your two ipbones; where they meet is the sacroiliac joint.)

Other signs and symptoms of nerve pressure or damage are:

  • Tingling
  • Numbness

Loss of feeling in a definite area of skin, (when you take a shower and feel as though you're washing someone else because you can't feel your washcloth on your skin).

Decrease in muscle size (measure and compare one limb with the other limb).

Feelings of cold or heat when the skin feels normal to touch.