Can Acupuncture help with sciatica?
Depending on several factors, the symptoms of sciatica may vary. Even in the same patient, there may be dramatic variation from one moment to the next. This is common when nerves get inflamed. Any treatment strategy that does not include a differential diagnosis, the attempt to figure out why the nerve is inflamed, should be carefully considered.
Nerve inflammation hurts so bad it can make the patient desperate for relief. They may be willing to take any risk for the chance for quick relief, it is our responsibility as practitioners to try the most effective and most conservative modalities first.
For this purpose, acupuncture is unrivaled. It is without risk, highly effective and not difficult to endure, as it is painless. It is also accessible to all, whether or not they have medical insurance. It doesnâ€™t always work, but when it does, the relief comes quickly and often results in a permanent solution.