Every week it seems I get a new patient presenting with sciatica. The severity varies from burning in their glutes to sharp, shooting pain down their leg, making walking very difficult. But just sitting makes it even worse. Fortunately, acupuncture for sciatica works very well. There are many strategies for it in Chinese medicine, just as there are many different presentations of sciatica.
What is Sciatica?
The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve in our body. It starts at the nerve roots that come the lumbar and sacral spine. It travels through the gluteal region, down the legs and into the feet. Although “true sciatica” is only felt behind the calves and at the bottom of the feet, there are many more symptoms associated with the term sciatica. [Read more…]