If you have been medically diagnosed with sciatica, there is a possibility that acupuncture can help. If you’re diagnosing yourself with sciatica, I cannot say one way or the another. Sciatica despite medical diagnosis in the primary care arena, is often misdiagnosed. I recommend seeing a sports medicine doctor or physiatrist to confirm if you have sciatica and hence make an accurate treatment plan.
Yours in Health,
Huan Wen Fang
I have had success treating sciatica but patient compliance is just as important. So long as serious structural or nerve issues have been ruled out, then proper rest, stretching and more stretching, wearing proper footwear, having a good supportive mattress, using heat and alternating with ice, all have aided in pain along with acupuncture treatment. Good luck and feel better!!!
Be well, be confident, we can help.
As a muscular issue or even as a sciatic nerve issue acupuncture has tremendous results in relieving the issue. Be sure to find a licensed acupuncturist in your area and consult with them about your specific condition.
For the best results, make sure you're seeing someone who is licensed as an acupuncturist in your state. If you're not in CA, go to NCCAOM.org and use their "Find a Practitioner" lookup to get some local providers.