Is Your Low Back Pain Due To Sciatica (near Andover, MN)?
Low back pain is one of the most common pain issues relieved by Acupuncture.
Some of these acupuncture points used include trigger points which relieve pain traveling along once known as the meridians (energy pathways) in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which we can think of concretely as nerve pathways or circulation.
Could Your Back Pain be Caused by a Pinched Sciatic Nerve?
Sciatica pain involves the Sciatic Nerve which travels from the buttock to the ankle and becomes easily entrapped or “pinched” between tight muscles like the piriformis muscle. This leads to irritation and inflammation of the Sciatica nerve.
Symptoms of Sciatic Pain
Dull, aching pain in low back
Numbness, Pins and Needles sensation travels down one Leg
Numbness, Pins and Needles sensation in one Hip
Numbness, Pins and Needles sensation in buttocks
The pain may start in the low back, traveling to the buttock, then may travel down the posterior (back) of the leg, down the lateral (side) of the leg or both. Usually pain is one-sided. Pain may stop around the knee area or go further down and even may travel all the way to the foot.
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Written by Aleesha Ackerman, LAc
Aleesha Ackerman, LAc specializes in treating women who are experiencing hormonal imbalance, thyroid imbalance, adrenal insufficiency and other syndromes such as Fibromyalgia. Aleesha treats each patient as an individual by using acupuncture, diet therapy and lifestyle adjustment recommendations in order to allow the body to balance and heal itself, thereby lowering stress, decreasing pain, increasing energy and improving mood. She also has experience with successfully treating Men’s issues.
Mike Ackerman, LAc specializes in treating Sports Injury and Pain, Foot and Heel Pain including Plantar Fasciitis, Joint pain such as Knee Pain, Hip Pain, Shoulder Pain and Elbow Pain such as Tennis Elbow.
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