Acupuncture for Sciatica
Low back pain was the first thing the National Institutes of health endorsed Acupuncture for in the early 1990’s. Since then, Acupuncture has become more and more popular in the United States for the treatment of Sciatica. Sciatica (compression of the Sciatic nerve) is usually experienced by low back/hip/buttock pain that radiates down the thigh(s) and leg(s).
Sciatica can be very painful and down-right debilitating. It can also give rise to numbness and tingling in the legs and feet as well, making it difficult to walk. Acupuncture can help by reducing muscular inflammation around the area, improving circulation, and releasing pain from the nerves.
Treatments are sometimes directly on the back, hips and legs, and often other points can be used to help reduce the pain. The Practitioner may also use e-stim, sending tiny microcurrents through the gently placed acupuncture needles. This can accelerate the healing process. E-stim is not a painful process. It’s also safe permitting the patient doesn’t have any major contraindications such as a Pacemaker.
Sciatica is a pain in the you know what. Don’t suffer needlessly any longer. Make an appointment to get help today.