Source: Woman's Weekly
Date/Issue: 15 April 2014
Acupuncture is well researched in connection to sciatica pain relief.
The common signs
- It's main manifestation is radiating pain in the lower back and legs. It usually radiates from the lumbar region (lower back). Normally it starts on one side from the lumbar region and can travel down the buttocks, back of the thigh, knee, lateral side of the leg and lateral side of the dorsum of the foot.
- Most sciatica is due to prolapse of a lumbar intervertebral disc.
During the diagnosis, particular attention will be given to the location and type of pain i.e. is it fixed, how it affects mobility, when bending forward and backward as well as turning. Sometimes the damp cold weather also aggravates the condition.