What is Sciatica?

Sciatica refers to pain that radiates down the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches out from your lower back and follows a path down the hip and into the thigh before it branches out at the knee. The sciatic nerve can be affected anywhere along its path down the leg usually on one side, but most often occurs as a result of lower back joint or disc dysfunction.

How Do We Treat Sciatica?

Most importantly, we determine the source of pain, whether from the discs, the joints or the soft tissues in the hip/buttocks. Care options for sciatic pain may involve manipulation, soft tissue therapy, or a combination of one or all treatment types depending on the severity and your individual needs. Here’s the great news; the effectiveness of chiropractic has been recognized in several studies as well as overall cost effectiveness and patient satisfaction.

If you have any questions for our Wilmington, NC chiropractor, Dr. Rhett King, please give us a call at (910) 777-7228 or send us a message.

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