Chronic pain, especially back or nerve pain, is incredibly draining and can alter your day to day life. Treating the pain can be just as daunting, as you go from doctor to doctor, getting different opinions about what is causing the pain and different treatments and medications that do not do much more than cover up a much larger issue. Even if you find a doctor that can prescribe your Sciatica pain and pinpoint where the back pain resides, surgery to repair this nerve can be costly, time-consuming and may not even relieve the pain that you are experiencing.
The specialists at the Acupuncture and Wellness Centre describe sciatica as nerve pain in the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is located at the base of the spine, through your legs and ends in your feet. This can be felt as back pain as well as nerve pain, and traditional pain killers do not help with the sudden, stabbing pain experienced. Painkillers commonly do not treat the pain you experience due to your nerves, as they travel through the bloodstream and cells after being digested.
Along with strengthening core muscles, physical therapy and yoga, acupuncture can help re-balance the body. Acupuncture works by stimulating your nervous system. Stimulating your nervous system fires off endorphins in your body, much like a workout does, which relieves pain. The type of acupuncture offered at the Acupuncture and Wellness Centre, is termed Distal Needling Acupuncture, and may bring direct and instantaneous relief to your lower back and leg pain.
When painkillers, physical therapy and exercise is not enough to quell the intense sciatic back pain that you experience in your day to day life, it’s time to search out other options. Acupuncture can help relieve pain and be a valuable tool in your arsenal against chronic pain.
Say Farewell to Sciatica
Consider treating sciatica with acupuncture. It is a healthy, natural way to help relieve back pain. Call and book your appointment today on (03) 9857 7996.