What are the causes of Sciatica?
Sciatica may have numerous causes, including
Injury from an accident
repetitive stress injury (poor posture, sitting, standing)
degenerative disc disease
Lumbar herniated discs
However the end result is caused by compression of the sciatic nerve. This large nerve exits from the low back, traveling through the buttocks and extends down the leg into the foot.
How does Acupuncture help with Sciatica Pain Relief?
Acupuncture for sciatica helps decrease pain, increase range of motion, decrease mechanical stress on injured tissues, and restore proper muscle tissue and nerve functions.
Acupuncture helps by stimulating the body’s natural response by releasing its own anti-inflammatories and pain killers to combat pain and decrease inflammation on the site of injury. Acupuncture needles are able to precisely target certain muscles and nerves that are involved in the area of dysfunction to release inhibition and tightness. Thereby decreasing muscular spasm around the sciatic nerve and increasing range of motion.
What are the symptoms of sciatica?
burning and tingling in the low back or the path of the of the sciatic nerve
numbness and tingling
muscle weakness caused by interrupted nerve signals.
How many acupuncture treatments will I need for sciatica?
The goal is to reduce the intensity , frequency, and duration of the pain. Promote functional improvement and quality of life. As with all conditions there are many co factors involved. However the number of acupuncture treatments range from 6-20 treatments bi-weekly for the condition to fully resolve.
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