Sciatica is no fun and when you have it seems like it will never go away. Never give up looking for a solution to your pain!
Case study: a patient came into the office complaining of sciatica pain that ran down the back of her leg. A runner, she was frustrated and wanted results.
After discussion she pointed out the location, intensity, duration, and quality of her pain. Her lower back and glute muscles were palpated with her feedback to identify which muscles were involved. We found that a band of soft tissue on her glute minimus had very tender knots and was the likely culprit of her pain.
Trigger points abound in each of us and contrary to common myth, are often diffuse – you can’t pinpoint them or find one exact spot responsible for the prevailing symptoms. A trigger point is created where the neurotransmitter acetylcholine cannot perform its normal function and is essentially stopped.
To effectively relieve the patient of her trigger point pain, the muscles were massaged then needles with electroacupuncture, because acupuncture reinvigorates circulation and stimulates nerve activity and the added electrical impulse amplifies that effect, making the treatment stronger – it doesn’t hurt but is experienced as a mild, pulsing or thumping at the needle site.
Results: The sciatica-like pain was gone after 3 treatments of releasing the trigger point and allowing her neural pathways to adjust.
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