Lok Acupuncture Clinic Treats Sciatica Naturally
Acupuncture is the perfect union between surgical treatment and natural eastern healing! At Dr. Peter Lok Acupuncture, we treat sciatica with acupuncture treatments. The more you know about sciatica, what causes it, its symptoms and how to treat it with acupuncture, the easier it will be for you to seek treatment for this painful condition.
Sciatica Causes and Symptoms
The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body. It begins in the lower back region and travels down the leg to an area around the knee.
Sciatica is a condition that occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes pinched or is put under pressure in the lower vertebrae of the spine. When this happens, patients often experience radiating pain that moves down their leg. Patients with sciatica often experience discomfort when laying down or sitting for a long time. Sciatica can be so debilitating that sometimes the pain becomes chronic.
Sciatica can be caused by a herniated disc or subluxations in the spine. Sciatica can be a very difficult condition for patients to deal with because the pain often seems to come on randomly, and because the sciatic nerve is such a large nerve, the pain can be particularly difficult to ignore.
Acupuncture Can Help Sciatic Pain in Las Vegas
Sciatica is a common problem among the people of Las Vegas. Sciatica affects all people of the community, at various ages and of many occupations. Additionally, sciatica is difficult for traditional doctors to treat because it responds poorly to pain medication.
That’s why members of the community turn to acupuncture. Acupuncture is a highly effective treatment for pain of many types. Insertion of tiny needles into the body at specific pressure points helps regulate the body’s various systems. Acupuncturists seek out the various pressure points that help relieve pain in the area of the sciatic nerve. With regular treatments, acupuncturists simply restore balance to the body, reducing pressure on the sciatic nerve.
Natural Treatments Supplement Acupuncture
In addition to the traditional treatment with needles, acupuncturists may help their patients by recommending a variety of treatments for patient pain, including:
- Lifestyle changes. Every part of the body is connected, and Dr. Peter Lok takes the whole body into account to help patients stay healthy and comfortable. In the case of sciatica, patients are encouraged to sleep with a pillow between their legs to relieve the pressure on the sciatic nerve during rest.
- Stretches and exercises. Dr. Lok may also talk to patients about stretches and exercises that can help provide temporary relief to the sciatic nerve. Of course, since acupuncture helps the patient feel less pain, stretches and exercises are easier to perform after acupuncture treatments.
The Intersection of Western and Eastern Medicine
Dr. Peter Lok believes that acupuncture represents a bridge between eastern and western medical treatments. By helping patients to feel less pain and more flexibility, acupuncture can improve patient quality of life overall. If you suffer from sciatica, contact Dr. Peter Lok for an appointment at (702) 732-0178.