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Sciatica Treatment From Our Chiropractor In Wilmington

Our chiropractor in Wilmington delivers effective and fast-acting sciatica treatments. If you are struggling with low back pain, limited flexibility and weakness in your legs, let Dr. Michael Lodes and Dr. Brett Wharton examine your spine to determine if you are dealing with sciatica. Then, our team develops a healing treatment plan that is all natural and works with your body's strengths. If you are searching for Wilmington sciatica treatment and looking for answers, we are here to help.

Sciatica FAQ from our chiropractor in Wilmington

Sciatica is something you may have heard of, but you may not entirely understand it. Let our chiropractor answer your questions:

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is a condition that affects the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is located at the base of your spine. When it exits the spine, it requires space for proper nerve signal flow. If this space is compromised by muscle imbalances, shifted vertebrae or herniated discs, you experience a condition called sciatica.

How Do I Know If I Have Sciatica?

Our chiropractors listen to your symptoms and examine your spine to determine if you have sciatica. However, certain symptoms may signal a sciatica issue. For example, look for discomforts such as:

  • Lower back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Buttock pain on one or both sides
  • Pain that extends down one or both legs
  • Leg weakness, numbness or tingling

Does Sciatica Happen Instantly?

Sciatica pain may happen suddenly or you may feel a gradual increase in your discomfort.

How Does Chiropractic Care Reduce Sciatica?

Dr. Lodes and Dr. Wharton use gentle chiropractic adjustments to alleviate the pressure off the sciatic nerve. Our chiropractors position your vertebrae into a healthier alignment that allows freedom in the sciatic nerve. Adjustments also create a larger space between the vertebrae to help your body heal herniated discs.

When Will I Feel Pain Relief?

Many of our clients feel better after their first visit. However, most require a series or adjustments to re-train your body to remain in a healthy alignment.

What Else Can You Do For Sciatica?

Our health team teaches you different exercises to strengthen your core and support a healthy posture. This goes a long way toward reducing your chances of struggling with sciatica in the future. We also show you lifestyle changes such as better sleeping positions, how to sit, stand and lift and ways to organize your desk to reduce strain on your lower back.

Contact Our Wilmington Chiropractors Today!

Both of our Wilmington chiropractors are available to diagnose your condition and provide a pain-relieving plan. We offer free consultations to new patients, so if you are in or around the Wilmington area, we encourage you to visit us for pain relief.

Our chiropractic treatments are natural and holistic, meaning we improve your body as a whole. You do not have to accept sciatica as a permanent condition. We have effective sciatica treatments, so please call us today at 302-477-1565 to schedule your first appointment.

Office Hours

Lodes Chiropractic Center


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  • "I worked for and received treatment from Dr. Lodes and let me tell you, the whole staff truly cares about everyone that walks through that door. I miss working there and I still can't find a chiropractor as good as Dr. Lodes and Dr. Wharton. I recommend them 100%."
    - Stacy J.
  • "I've been going to Dr. Lodes for over 20 years. He knows exactly what needs adjusting and his adjustments last. I've recommended him to several friends who are nurses and they live him too. The staff is so friendly and helpful and most of the time they can get me in the same day I call. He suggests exercises that help my issues and are simple I love this place!!!"
    -Mair D.
  • "I've been to a few different chiropractors in the area and once I found Lodes Chiropractic, I haven't been anywhere else. I have been a patient for about 10 years now, and I cannot say enough great things about the practice. Both doctors are extremely thorough, knowledgeable and always striving to help you feel your best. Everyone in the office is kind, caring and helpful. I also went to both doctors throughout my pregnancy which helped ease any pain I was having tremendously. I highly recommend this practice!"
    Suzy M.