Sciatica is characterized by pain that begins at the low back down and radiates down a lower extremity, such as the hip or leg. The pain may also extend to the toes depending on the affected nerves. It is common for people to see a complete recovery from sciatica without surgery.
Traditionally, in the West, Cortisone Injections have been used for patients with sciatica from disc herniation. Other non-surgical measures include: physical therapy, anti-inflammatory and muscle-relaxant, exercises, and time.
Acupuncture combined with herbal medicine for Sciatica has proven to be a very effective regime for the treatment of sciatica. With regular treatments, acupuncture and TCM help relieve the associated pain of sciatica. The overwhelming majority of patient experience immediate pain relief prom acupuncture used in conjunction with herbal medicine.