Acupuncture to Relieve Sciatica Pain
Sciatica is a specific type of pain that affects the sciatic nerve and runs form the lower back down the leg. It is usually the result of pressure being put on the sciatic nerve by a herniated disk, although the pressure may result from a tumor, blood clot, sitting awkwardly, or a nerve disorder. Some of the symptoms include:
- Pain that runs from the buttock down to the foot
- Lower back pain that runs down the back of the thigh
If you are suffering from sciatica, as you know, the pain can range from mild to severe.
Many people are reluctant to take pain killers because of their own set of potential side effects. Acupuncture offers a non-addictive way to get rid of the pain. This safe and effective treatment is growing in popularity due to its positive results.
Acupuncture treatment for sciatica varies in the amount of treatments that will be needed. During your treatment needles are put in the body at strategic points and varying depths. You may feel a momentary tingle, or pressure; however, once they are in place many patients usually feel very relaxed.
Basically, acupuncture works by helping to relax the muscles, reduce inflammation, and increase blood flow. This in turn works to relieve the associated pain.
Marti Springer is a Board certified and licensed acupuncture physician in Tallahassee who is both knowledgeable and experienced in the treatment of Sciatica. After an initial consultation, Marti will advise you on the treatment most appropriate to your circumstances.
You will be pleased with the compassion, professionalism, and serviceprovided by Marti. Any questions you have will be addressed, any concerns you have will be put to rest, and the acupuncture treatment will help you on your way to living pain free. Call now for a consultation at (850) 566-4711.