Sciatica is irritation/compression of the nerve. Symptoms include lower back pain, buttock pain, numbness in some parts of leg and foot. Sciatica is diagnosed by physical examination and history of symptoms. Spinal disc herniation, spinal stenosis, Piriformis syndrome and pregnancy can be different causes of sciatica. It is common that medication won’t help in most cases, especially NSAIDS do not appear to help acute Sciatica. Research has shown that spinal manipulation is an effective treatment for acute sciatica and is totally safe for the treatment of sciatica related pain. As a leading pain clinic serving Scarborough and Markham area, Altima Wellness Centre has helped many patients with Sciatica. Please book your free consultation today.