Sciatica

Acu-ease expertise is in treating sciatic pain. The treatment approach our experienced, dedicated and registered acupuncturists use may be the difference that makes the difference with your sciatic pain.

If you are one of the many West Australians that are troubled with sciatica and sciatic nerve pain, you will be pleased to know that Acupuncture at Acu-ease Perth may offer the solution you have been searching for.

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Sciatic pain is very common with possibly up to four in 10 people having experienced it.5

Sciatica is characterized by pain that starts in the lower back or buttock and travels into one or both legs. Sciatic nerve pain often varies in its’ intensity and frequency, however usually there will be a component of sharp, jabbing or “electric shock” pains that radiate into the legs. Sciatica pain is also commonly associated with burning, numbness and tingling sensations. Muscle weakness is another frequent symptom of sciatica that requires careful monitoring.

Typically, sciatica is made worse by bending, lifting, sneezing and coughing.

Sciatica is a common problem for manual workers, sedentary office workers, drivers and is particularly prevalent during pregnancy.4

Causes of Sciatica

Sciatica nerve pain is caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve – a very large nerve that originates from the lower lumbar spine and travels through the buttock into the leg as far as the back of the knee.

Pressure on the Sciatic nerve can result from a number of reasons including:

Causes of Sciatica

Since there are many disorders that can cause sciatica, your Acupuncturists’ first task is to determine the basis of your sciatic nerve interference.

Acupuncture treatment at Acu-ease Perth always begins with a thorough history and musculoskeletal examination. Imaging investigations such as X-ray, CT or MRI may also be required to accurately assess your sciatica. If required you will be referred to your GP for these.

100% Natural Treatment of Your Sciatica1,2,3,4,6,7

As sciatica is due to pressure on the sciatic nerve, it stands to reason that treatment involves removing this pressure. Your Acupuncture treatment at Acu-ease Perth aims to achieve this by reducing nerve pressure caused by inflammation and poorly moving spinal joints as well as easing muscular tension in the lower spine, buttock and leg. Typically, your Acupuncturist at Acu-ease Perth will recommend an individually tailored treatment package and pain prevention plan which may involve the following:

In addition to this, you will be given a series of home stretching exercises and asked to apply ice or heat to help aid your recovery.

If you are suffering with sciatica at the moment please do not delay – you can achieve the best results when you address the symptoms early. Please contact us to begin your care today!