Sciatica is a form of nerve pain that occurs along the sciatic nerve. It often runs down someone’s back and legs and can be extremely uncomfortable. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways that sciatica can be treated. One such example is acupuncture for sciatica, a service we happily offer at our Bay Area chiropractic clinic.
How can acupuncture for sciatica help?
Acupuncture is ancient Eastern medicine. It holds that energy in the body, known as qi, is responsible for many of our physical and emotional problems. A trained acupuncturist can insert needles into your body, stimulating your energy flow and helping you recover from numerous illnesses.
While the specifics behind why acupuncture works have changed over time, there is evidence to demonstrate that acupuncture can be highly effective. Acupuncture has been around for centuries, and for a good reason: Multiple studies have found that it can be very helpful in treating a variety of ailments and reducing pain. These studies have found that acupuncture works on its own or in conjunction with another therapy, like chiropractic adjustments.
The idea of inserting needles into one’s body to reduce pain may seem strange, but the needles are small and barely felt. They should cause little to no bleeding and barely cause any discomfort when they are inserted. Getting acupuncture should not hurt.
Acupuncture for sciatica can help by helping to relieve nerve compression, reducing pain, and improving overall sensation along one’s sciatic nerve. It can also relax muscles that are too tight while helping to improve the flow of blood and energy along your body.
To be clear, the benefits of acupuncture have been studied by scientific professionals. At least one study found that there is evidence to support the idea that acupuncture can help relieve the pain and discomfort caused by sciatica. This is why many professionals have begun to recommend acupuncture as a method of treating sciatica.
Where can I get acupuncture for sciatica?
Visit our clinic to treat your sciatica with our expert acupuncturist. Many times, chiropractic can help make adjustments and provide additional physical therapy to the pain you are experiencing. This holds many advantages and provides you with a holistic approach to treating your sciatica.
Book an appointment today to help relieve your sciatica pain!