Sciatica is an umbrella term for radiating pain down one or both legs. Sciatic symptoms can be caused by multiple structures and lifestyle factors, all of which can be addressed with chiropractic care. Spinal manipulation is used to improve the function of the joints in the lumbar spine and pelvis, and soft tissue therapies are applied to the muscles and connective tissue structures that surround the nerves in the low back. Specific exercises and stretches are also used to reduce muscular tension and improve stability of the lumbar spine in order to prevent sciatic pain from reoccurring.