Acupuncture to Relieve Sciatica

Sciatica is nerve pain due to an irritated sciatica nerve, the largest nerve in the human body composed of nerve roots from the fourth lumbar vertebrae to the third sacral. The sciatica nerve carries motor and sensory information for nearly the entire leg, so anything that affects the sciatica can lead to a great deal of pain and discomfort. Sciatica pain typically travels from the lower back to behind the thigh and radiating down the leg past the knee. Next to stress and back pain, sciatica complaints are the single most common complaint from patients.

How Sciatica Affects Your Life

Anything that puts pressure on the sciatic nerve elicits a wide range of aggravating and painful symptoms, from shooting pains down the back of the leg to numbness and tingling and even muscle spasms. A painful sciatica can slow you down and keep you from moving about comfortably or exercising regularly, all of which exacerbate the problem and create a host of negative conditions of their own.

Acupuncture for sciatica

How Acupuncture Treats Sciatica

Acupuncture is an amazingly effective treatment for sciatica pain. Acupuncture can help relieve the pain and give your body the chance to heal itself without drugs or other expensive health treatments. 

In addition to maintaining good posture and strengthening your core, the absolute best thing you can do to alleviate spine-related problems like sciatica is having regular acupuncture. Needles are placed and your body starts to relax and the pain level changes. Pain can also move so additional needles are inserted to "chase away" the pain. Patient's then rest with the needle in place for 40 minutes before the needles are removed. 

It takes a few daily acupuncture treatments before your results remain consistant, so be patient. Then you come in 2 to 3 times a week to maintain and improved your pain level and mobility. Once you are completely better we do 2 additional treaments to make sure you stay better!