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Sciatica

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Sciatica (also known as sciatic neuritis) is the result of the compression of the sciatic nerve, located in the lower back. It produces pain and/or numbness in the lower back, the glutes, and even down the entire length of the leg.

Treatment options vary depending on the specifics of the case. Muscle spasms, tight tendons and connective tissue, pregnancy, bulging or herniated discs, misaligned spine, or spinal degeneration, is often the cause for sciatica. In most cases, relieving the pressure on the sciatic nerve can be achieved without undergoing surgery.

Acupuncture is great at releasing the extra tension that causes the tendons, and muscle spasms, to irritate the sciatica nerve bundle. When symptoms are closer to the origin area in the lower back, the outer nerves are irritated in the bundle. As the symptoms reach (radiate) farther down the leg to the foot, and pick up numbness, the deeper nerves in the bundle are also getting irritated. You want to be trying acupuncture pronto to stave off surgery. Many patients feel an immediate improvement, which is very encouraging. Caught early, the tension clears faster. Point sites will be local to the lower back, but also up to the upper back and neck area (where some great exit points live). We will look at your whole health history, sports traumas, falls, bumps and bruises, as well as all other stories. The body likes to remember its history to help protect you. Acupuncture helps to reduce the residual effects that linger (for years). In addition to the pulse, when I look at your tongue, there is more information on the tongue in addition to your history. For example, I will see a little tremor or jiggle as you put your tongue out. There is the evidence that you harbor some old injuries. Also, when I see flinching during touch or treatment, I again know there has been trauma.

Back pain is one of the most frequently treated symptoms at my office. Most people clear up nicely.

Patient Testimonials

Sciatica and Neck Pain Disappeared Almost Immediately

I came in to Ingri with severe neck pain and sciatica, with a pain level of 7 from a scale of 1-10. After only two treatments, I am feeling excellent! The sciatica and neck pain disappeared almost immediately, and the chronic muscles in my neck and upper back have improved dramatically. On a scale of one to ten now…my pain is at a zero!” — Stephanie Ghannam, Bethel, CT

After Just One Treatment For Sciatica I Was Dancing Again!

I came to Ingri for one treatment for lower back pain (sciatica) and leg numbness. My left leg had been numb for one year due to a bulging disc. On the way home from my treatment, I suddenly felt a warm rush of feeling down my leg. That night I was so relaxed lying in bed that I felt as though I was actually floating just above the mattress – no pain, no pressure. I danced the next night for the first time in a year – and no pain the next day or the day after that. I feel whole! I feel alive! I feel free!! Absolutely amazing!Pam G., Southbury, CT

Sciatica Pain 80% Improvement With One Visit!

I was in severe sciatica pain for three weeks with a pinched nerve down my right leg. The pain was so severe, it stopped me from my daily chores. I tried pain killers and nothing worked. I was advised to have an epidural injection. I decided to try a more natural approach and discovered Ingri. She was wonderful! First treatment I saw 80% improvement in pain! So happy. I will go for more sessions to be 100% again. Highly recommend!Kiki, Easton, CT