Sciatica is pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve which is located along the lower back and legs. It is a condition caused by age, herniated disks, injury and bone spurs. In recent years sciatica has become one of the most highly diagnosed syndromes in America. Many confuse sciatica and symptoms of sciatic nerve pain with Back Pain.
Symptoms of sciatica can present themselves in a variety of ways including:
– Pain in legs while sitting
– Hip Pain
– Tingling Sensation
– Pain in the buttocks
– Sharp pain making it difficult to stand
– Burning sensation, numbness or weakness
Sciatica is specific to pain that originates from the sciatic nerve. In addition, it typically it affects only one side of the body. While symptoms may be relieved by walking or applying a heat pack over the rear pelvic region. It is advised to find treatment as soon as possible as to avoid the progression of symptoms.
One of the best treatments to stop sciatica pain is acupuncture. Acupuncturists personalize treatments for specific aches and pains by inserting tiny pain-free needles into diagnosed acupuncture points. Because acupuncture increases blood flow, which relaxes the muscles, many find it to be an effective option for sciatic nerve issues. Furthermore acupuncture can provide permanent sciatica pain relief after a few treatments. Live your life free from sciatica pain and schedule an acupuncture appointment.
Our expert team at Integrative Family Wellness & Massage specializes in acupuncture and has become a staple for treatment in Smithtown, NY. If you have any questions or would like to book your first appointment please contact us at 631-708-3500.