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Sciatica and Acupuncture

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Acupuncture can help sciaticia pain

Acupuncture can help with sciatica pain. Sciatica is a form of nerve inflammation. One of the things that Acupuncture does best is help with inflammation.

Sciatica has several possible symptoms.

Sciatica symptoms may include back pain, but there may be only hip, leg pain or even foot pain. For some people there may be minimal pain and the patient may mostly suffer from numbness or tingling, which is called paresthesia. There may be leg weakness or coldness. The symptoms can vary quite a bit from person to person. The symptoms usually manifest on one side only. For some people there may be aching, stabbing or burning pains. For some there may be spasms, shooting pain or the leg may give out causing a fall.

Once sciatica pain sets in there is inflammation. The pain can vary from moderate to really intense. Even in the same patient, there may be dramatic variation from one moment to the next. This is common when nerves get inflamed. Often the nerve inflammation can hurt so bad the patient can be desperate for relief. For addressing this, Acupuncture can offer a lot of hope. Acupuncture is without risk, highly effective and not difficult to endure.  It may not always work for every patient. When Acupuncture does help, relief can come quickly and it may bring lasting relief. The number of treatments will vary depending on the patient.

There may be simple factors that are causing the sciatica pain.

Often the sciatica condition may be brought on by a person’s sitting posture. Sitting can be really hard on the back. Don’t slouch when sitting. While sitting try and maintain a lumbar curve. There are many places we sit — in the car, on the couch, in front of the computer, eating, or reading.  Think about all of these places and be conscious of how you sit every time.  Doing so may help bring some relief.  In some cases, changing how a person sits may be all that is needed. If the condition is  caused by improper seated posture, first try correcting it. Tremendous strain is placed on the low back and hips especially when slouching.

Maybe the angle of your car seat is wrong for your back and causing issues. Maybe you are wearing your wallet in a back pocket and it is causing pressure. Of it you are a woman you may be carrying a purse too heavy on one shoulder. These may be simple things to remedy if recognized.

Exercise may help with sciatica pain.

Sometimes simple stretches can help keep sciatica pain from being so frequent or painful. But exercise may not be the answer that will get rid of the excruciating pain, once a full attack of sciatica pain is happening. Getting the pain attack under control and then undertaking a stretching routine may be helpful however.

But often times just changing  simple things will not make any difference.

If this is the case, consider giving Acupuncture a try to see if you can get some relief. The number of treatments to bring about relief may vary from person to person. If sciatica is getting the best of you, Acupuncture may be something you want to try.