Acupuncture For Sciatica In Gig Harbor

Acupuncture For Sciatica In Gig Harbor

Acupuncture For Sciatica In Gig Harbor

Sciatica is the pain that we feel along the path of the sciatic nerve from the lower back to the leg due to it getting pinched or damaged.

This can be burning, tingling, numbness, pins and needles, radiating pain, or dull constant pain.

Sciatica in Gig Harbor is felt usually along only the affected side of the body, but it is possible to have sciatic pain on both sides of the body.

There can be a variety of reasons for sciatica, such as:

  • Age: As we age, the daily wear and tear of our body cause the degeneration of our muscles, bones, tendons, etc. leading to pressure on the nerve.
  • Obesity: The uneven and extra weight makes the spine work even harder, causing the vertebrae to compress on themselves, pressuring the nerve, to maintain stability.
  • Occupation: Jobs that require sitting or standing long, twisting of the back, or heavy lifting puts pressure on the spine, forcing pressure on the nerves.
  • Lifestyle and nutrition: Not having enough nutrients or physical activity can degenerate the muscles, cartilages, vertebral discs, etc.
  • Trauma: force from injuries which affects the spine and nerves.
  • Bone spurs: growth of bones can poke and irritate the nerves
  • Herniated or slipped disc: The vertebral discs could get herniated or slip out of their position and press down on the nerves.
  • Health issues: like Arthritis, diabetes, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, cancer, degenerative disorders, piriformis syndrome, or cauda equina syndrome. These all directly or indirectly affect the nerves and can cause sciatica.

These are all issues that need to be addressed immediately as most of them are issues that we don’t have much control over and need surgeries, relaxants, injections, or medications.

But, if you are unable to go for surgeries due to health conditions, age, or other reasons but still want pain relief for a long term without getting addicted, acupuncture is the best alternative.

Acupuncture for Sciatica in Gig Harbor WA

Acupuncture at Fox Chiropractic Wellness Center is a mildly invasive, highly effective treatment wherein the acupuncturist inserts very fine, disposable, sterilized needles into certain points of the body called meridians which lay close to the skin surface. The needles are then left in for a while, depending upon the issue and severity. They might use electric currents, heat, or twirling to the needles for extra stimulation.

The benefits of acupuncture for sciatica:

  • The treatment is suitable for people of all ages and most health conditions.
  • Less expensive, highly effective alternative.
  • Relaxes muscles and helps the body heal itself naturally.
  • Resets the nervous system, this causes the release of happy hormones like dopamine, oxytocin, and other neurotransmitters to help heal the body.
  • Improves blood circulation( thereby increasing oxygen levels in the blood), improves immunity, improves body functioning.
  • Reduces inflammation and swelling.
  • Strengthens the affected area to future damage and raises resistance to pain.
  • Regenerates and speeds up nerve repair, ensuring less recovery time.
  • Improves muscle stiffness and increases mobility.
  • The healing process continues for hours after the treatment, allowing thorough recovery.
  • The release of natural opioids allows for better sleep.

There are many benefits of acupuncture for sciatica.

So, if you have sciatica, book an appointment with your nearest licensed Gig Harbor acupuncturist.

Happy healing!


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Fox Chiropractic
Wellness Center

3715 56th Street
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
P: (253) 851-5138
F: (253) 853-4972