A male patient came in to the clinic complaining of severe lower back pain. He was in his early 60’s and worked a desk job for many years. Recently, the pain had become so significant that he was struggling to work.
He was diagnosed with sciatica and neuropathy. He tried cortisone shots which only lasted 3 weeks. Once the shot wore off, the pain seemed worse.
He was put on a treatment plan of 1 acupuncture treatment a week for 6 weeks.
After the first treatment, symptoms reduced but were still present.
After the second treatment, he was more ambulatory and symptoms were further reduced. The neuropathy ceased after the second treatment.
After the fourth treatment, he was able to work without pain.
By the sixth treatment, he felt his back was back to “normal”. He ceased treatments after the completion of his treatment plan and has been pain free since.
Sciatica is a very common issue that we see. Many of our patients find relief through acupuncture sessions. If you’re suffering from sciatic nerve pain, call to schedule a consultation with one of our acupuncturists can get back to normal again. (406) 926-1881