Back pain is one of the most common reasons that people seek medical treatment. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, 8 out of 10 people suffer from some type of back pain, which can range from acute to chronic. While back pain can occur in various areas of the back, the most common is in the low back. If you have low back pain, particularly pain that radiates to other areas of your body, you may be suffering from sciatica. Sciatica is characterized by some unique symptoms and fortunately, there are some effective chiropractic treatments available for this often debilitating pain. What is Sciatica?.