Bournemouth Acupuncture has been achieving great success with pain related conditions over the years and Sciatica is top of this list.
Sciatica is the name given to any sort of pain that is caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve.
The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. It runs from the back of your pelvis, through your buttocks, and all the way down both legs, ending at your feet.
When something compresses or irritates the sciatic nerve, it can cause a pain that radiates out from your lower back and travels down your leg to your calf. Sciatic pain can range from being mild to very painful.
The reason we have been getting such goods results with this condition, is because Acupuncture targets that Sciatic nerve and also the muscles through which the nerve runs. This means the nerve will become unimpeded again and also the muscles in that area will relax and restore function. Another benefit will be that any inflammation that may have been caused as a result of the tight muscles or irritation of the nerve, will be cleared away as the blood begins to circulate in that area more freely again.
This will all result in the nerves and muscles returning to their normal function again and essentially no more pain. Normally big improvements are seen in your first session.
Causes of sciatica
- A slipped disc is the most common identified cause of sciatica, but in some cases there is no obvious cause.
- Less common causes include spinal stenosis (narrowing of the nerve passages in the spine), injury, or bone spurs.
Bournemouth Acupuncture can help with Sciatica. If you have questions about Sciatica or you would like to know more about the treatment please contact us.