“Sciatica” is characterized by shooting or aching pains in the leg. The pain can be severe and is often due to nerve pressure and spinal misalignment. Spinal misalignment of vertebrae can put stress on the nerves and cause pain and discomfort. A chiropractic examination for spinal misalignment of vertebrae can often trace the cause of sciatica pain directly to the spine. Remember, do not ignore minor leg pain, which can progress into the more severe pain of sciatica. Consult a chiropractor for an examination to see if a chiropractic adjustment can help eliminate the cause of your problem.