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Sciatica FAQs

Sciatica, which affects the lower back and legs, is a painful condition that often and easily disrupts one’s daily routine. At South Square Chiropractic in Durham, NC, we offer various non-invasive treatment options for current sciatica symptoms and help in the prevention of future sciatic nerve flare-ups. We are here to help you get pain relief and pain management for your symptoms.


What Is Sciatica?

The sciatic nerve is the body’s longest nerve in the body. It branches from one’s lower back down each leg. The condition known as sciatica refers to moderate-serious pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve. This leg and back pain typically manifest on just one side of the body and is often the result of –

  • A back injury
  • Various types of trauma
  • A herniated disc in the spine

If the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the human body, becomes inflamed or compressed, the result can cause back pain that radiates down the leg. Often, this pain can disrupt one’s ability to complete the simplest of tasks.

How Can a Chiropractor Help with Sciatica?

Our chiropractor has a variety of techniques that can help to reduce the pressure placed on the sciatic nerve. Gentle chiropractor adjustments of the hip and back can shift the space between the spinal discs and release the compression on the sciatic nerve.

Therapies like electronic stimulation, and more offer additional methods to help release the tense muscles surrounding the nerve. These complementary methods might also help to reduce pain.

Our chiropractor can also educate you on proactively avoiding another bout with sciatic back pain. This includes the safest way to lift objects or simple ways to improve your posture. Our chiropractic care is here to help.

Are There Self-Care Options for Sciatica?

The following might offer some relief when the sciatic pain becomes acute -  

  • Gentle stretching: This can help with one’s range of motion and flexibility.
  • Gentle exercise: Although counterintuitive at first glance, research suggests that simple, gentle exercise can ease the pain while strengthening one’s core muscles.

Call for a Consultation with South Square Chiropractic in Durham, NC

If you are experiencing back and leg pain, contact South Square Chiropractor Chiropractic in Durham, NC, by phone at (919) 490-5400 to schedule a consultation. We look forward to developing a customized treatment plan to help you return to the simple pleasure of an uninterrupted, pain-free life. We are here to help you achieve your wellness goals with our chiropractic care.  


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