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Sciatica

By Toni Twitty

Anyone who has suffered from sciatic nerve pain can tell you it can be a very debilitating condition. It is typically caused by an impingement of the sciatic nerve in the lower back but the pain is actually felt radiating down the leg and in the buttock. There are several potential causes of sciatic pain including:

Degenerative disc disease

Lumbar spinal stenosis

Spondylolisthesis

Pregnancy

Herniated lumbar disc (also known as a slipped disc)

Those suffering from sciatic pain often describe it as impacting just one side of the body and causing pain in the leg or buttocks that worsens when sitting; burning, tingling, or sometimes searing pain down the leg; weakness or numbness with difficulty moving the leg or the foot; or shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand.

Be Well Acupuncture OKC offers one of the most gentle and effective treatment options. Traditional medicine may prescribe medication to deal with the pain caused by sciatica but Be Well offers a drug-free option that treats the issue and not just the symptom.

“Our goal is to trigger a response from your nervous system which makes your body to release helpful endorphins, increase the blood flow to the impacted area, and relax the surrounding muscles.”

Be Well Acupuncture is focused on giving you the opportunity to get back to doing what you love. Dr. Toni will go over your case and determine the best course of action to deal with your pain.

While acupuncture cannot heal the structural issues causing the sciatic pain, it is a safe and effective option to help reduce and manage the pain by increasing blood flow to the area and relaxing the muscles. Research also points to acupuncture being an effective pain management option for sciatica.

Each patient is different so no two treatments will be the same and your acupuncturist will work with you to determine the best number of total treatments as well as frequency. Don’t spend another day with sciatic pain. Call Be Well Acupuncture and make an appointment today.

Dr. Toni Twitty, owner of Be Well Acupuncture OKC in Oklahoma City, OK is an expert Acupuncturist. She specializes in resolving pain, treating chronic conditions, general wellness, and fertility. Learn more about Toni and get started on your road to better health today!