Sciatica is a complicated musculoskeletal disorder that has a ripple effect of symptoms. Because of its size and location, the sciatic nerve is prone to impingement from a variety of factors; it is particularly vulnerable to spinal degeneration in the lumbar region. Chronic stiffness, acute injury and spinal degeneration are deep-rooted causes for sciatica that require a coordinated approach to rehabilitation. And while acupuncture will not directly address the root cause of your sciatica, it does have applications in managing the condition. What it can do is ease the pain, direct healing nutrients to the embattled region, and help relax tense muscles that are contributing to the problem.
By inserting tiny needles into strategic points in the body, acupuncture creates a chain reaction of healing:
Traditional Chinese Medicine maps out the points that correspond to dysfunction in the lumbar and sciatic nerve regions, allowing us to directly target the symptoms. By relieving pain, you are able to move more freely and perform exercise-based activities that can further improve your sciatica symptoms. Acupuncture is, in most applications, completely side-effect free and the upside is tremendous.
If you are interested in using acupuncture to improve your sciatica symptoms, give our new office in Brooklyn a call to schedule an appointment today. We firmly believe that the most effective way to take on any spinal condition, including sciatica, is with a multi-faceted. We have dedicated acupuncture facilities that will help you relax both body and mind in support of more effective healing.