Sciatica is one of the most common chronic pain issues, affecting about 40% of people at some time in their life. Sciatica is indicated by pain which starts in the lower back and radiates down the back of the leg to the thigh, calf or foot. The pain can be mild, but sometimes can feel sharp and shooting; flare-ups can be triggered by movement or sitting, causing sudden excruciating pain throughout your day. This is due to compressed nerves and can be worsened by inflammation, excessive sitting and a sedentary lifestyle. The Mayo Clinic recommends regular exercise, good sitting posture and thoughtful body mechanics as preventative measures in addressing sciatica. Unfortunately, chronic pain issues can be intense and may prevent you from attempting effective treatments and solutions on your own. Our treatment modality can immediately address the pain caused by nerve compression, alleviating numb legs and helping you to feel stable and pain-free. Over the course of treatment, Asian bodywork can address the root structural causes of your condition so it does not return. Combined with the mobility exercises suggested to you, you can not only address the pain caused by sciatica, but have improved mobility and quality of life.