Acupuncture for Sciatica
Acupuncture for sciatica has been shown to significantly decrease the amount of pain that is experienced daily. Some people still require the use of anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, but they typically report a decrease in the dosage needed to relieve their symptoms, protecting the liver from the lasting harm of long-term use of analgesics. Acupuncture treatment along with a balanced exercise program to increase the support of the muscles around the sciatic nerve is the most effective at relieving pain over the long term.
I have been in non stop sciatic pain for almost 4 months. It is so bad that I am off work for the next week and all of last week. I am scheduled for a hydrocortisone shot but to help till then, I got an acupuncture treatment Thursday and felt good enough on Friday to stand up for a shower. I got another treatment today and I am almost completely out of pain. HIGHLY recommended.