One of my favorite things to treat in clinic is sciatic pain. This is a real pain for patients and I’m happy to help.
Sciatic pain is pain that radiates down the leg. This type of pain can be described as numbness, tingling, burning, shooting pain, weakness, or constant pain in the buttocks. This pain occurs when there is an impingement or compression of sciatic nerve in the lower back. A tight piriformis muscle can also cause sciatic nerve pain.
Acupuncture can help by activating the bodies natural painkillers (endorphins) and increase the blood flow to the area. Increasing the blood flow and circulation to the area is essential to healing chronic or acute pain. Acupuncture relaxes the muscles surrounding the spine and surrounding areas. These mechanisms together help to to relieve the nerve compression to reduce or eliminate the sciatic pain.
Thanks for learning more about sciatic pain and acupuncture! If you would like to discuss your set of symptoms please schedule a free consultation to see if acupuncture is the right fit for you.
Author: Kourtney Zamora, EAMP
Kourtney is an acupuncturist in Gig Harbor, WA specializing in pain conditions and pregnancy care. She also has a degree in health promotion and is passionate about helping others on their journey to enjoying their lives better health.