Acupressure to aid with Sciatica
Your doctor’s treatment plan for low back pain and sciatica leg pain may include alternative treatments such as acupuncture, acupressure, biofeedback, and/or yoga. Many patients have reported that alternative treatments have really helped relieve sciatica.
Sciatica refers to back pain caused by a problem with the sciatic nerve. This is a large nerve that runs from the lower back down the back of each leg. When something injures or puts pressure on the sciatic nerve, it can cause pain in the lower back that spreads to the hip, buttocks, and leg.
Will Alternative Treatments Help Treat Sciatica?
There is no one right to that question: some alternative treatments may help you, but they may not provide sciatic pain relief to another patient. If you are interested in trying alternative treatments to address your sciatica, discuss the options with your doctor. He or she may even have recommendations for practitioners.