Sciatic nerve pain can literally be a huge pain in the butt. It is the largest nerve in the body, which consists of a large bundle of smaller nerves that begin in the lumbar spine, travel down the buttocks, and move through the leg. Radiating pain is one of the more common and intense symptoms associated with sciatica. There can also be numbness and tingling starting in the lower back radiating down the leg.
Sciatica occurs when something pushes on the sciatic nerve. This can be a muscle spasm, a spinal discs, and sometimes even the spine itself. Most often this pain is due to muscle spasms or disc issue, but it can also be a sign of serious illness or injury and it is important to go to your doctor for a diagnosis.
Sciatica pain can be helped with Acupuncture. Schedule an acupuncture appointment (206-455-4172) or schedule an appointment online and relieve your pain in the butt today.
Here’s a few exercises you can do at home in between your Acupuncture treatments to help alleviate your pain.