The oftentimes excruciating pain of sciatica makes it hard to deal with this problem and it’s not an exaggeration that at times, it can literally take over your life. Unfortunately, as many sciatica patients have found out, finding a really effective treatment for the pain is as equally hard as coping with the pain.
Why then is finding relief from sciatic pain quite difficult?
Besides being painful and costly, conventional treatments can also have serious side effects; they also never address the real cause of the problem. Worst of all, they don’t always work. There are natural alternatives that are far safer, more effective and can provide long term pain relief. The problem is that there is usually some trial and error before the treatment for the nerve pain you are looking for is found.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a so-called alternative treatment that is natural and non invasive and is one great way to get relief from the pain. Although people shirk at the thought of being pricked with needles in their body, the insertion of the needles usually generate a mild sensation rather than pain. This means though, that in order not to have a bad experience with acupuncture, you need to be treated by a licensed acupuncturist who has very good background in dealing with your condition. You definitely can find one near your area by researching online. Know if the acupuncturist has his/her own website and if he/she specializes in lower back problems. Once you have found your acupuncturist, search their name and see if there are reviews on them.
How long does Acupuncture Work to Relieve Sciatica?
Oftentimes, you get immediate relief on your initial acupuncture treatment and you may see more improvements in the succeeding sessions. You may experience less and less pain each session.