Do you ever get pains originating from the spinal cord and radiating down the legs? Worsening with cough? Straining? Laughing? Stuffiness or Limited range of motion? Muscle Spasms? Weakness?
Sciatica is the pain caused by pressure or irritation of the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back to the sole of the foot. The irritation can lead to pain anywhere along the sciatic nerve, and it can also create a lack of muscle power to the legs and cause sensations in the legs, buttocks and low back to change. Current statistics show that up to 10 percent of the population between the ages of 25 to 45 are dealing with or have experienced sciatic pain.
Self Care In order to maximize your healing process we teach specific acupressure points that can be massaged at home to help promote circulation and relieve sciatic and hip pain in-between appointments.
Studies have shown acupuncture is more effective at relieving the pain, numbness and tingling associated with sciatica than modern medicinal treatments.
Acupuncture treatments can help to reprogram the muscles to stay in a relaxed position. Acupuncture treatments can also help treat sciatica by releasing natural painkillers like endorphins and enkephalins from the brain and neurologic system.
We Can Help
You may be struggling with pain now, but what your pain doesn't know is you have us. Contact us today!
At Atlantic Acupuncture, we specialize in first-time acupuncture patients! If you are new to acupuncture or nervous about treatment, our warm and caring team will put you at ease. We are conveniently located next to the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy free on-site client parking.