Updated: Jul 7, 2021
We have all experienced lower back pain at some point in our life. It may have been due to a muscle or ligament strain. Or perhaps, an accident that has caused injury to the soft tissues of the back. If you happen to experience a pain that radiates from your lower back and down your lower spine towards your buttocks you may be experiencing a condition called sciatica. Sciatica pain happens when you impact the sciatic nerve. The pain can feel debilitating. Learn more about how acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help with pain management.
Sciatica can create discomfort along the nerve’s pathway which runs from your lower back to your buttocks and down the back of your thigh and calf. Some people experience mild pain, whereas others may experience a sharp and burning sensation. The effects of sciatica pain often become worse when we sneeze or cough. Some people experience numbness or muscle weakness or a tingling sensation when they suffer from this condition.
Sciatica pain is something that we regularly treat at the clinic. The important thing to understand is that it rarely starts overnight. We often hear that our patients experience this kind of pain for prolonged periods of time with no relief before coming for help. If you're sitting there suffering, it would be wise to seek professional help.
We often get asked questions about how to relieve this pain. In this article, we'll try to teach you some acupressure points that may temporarily help you to relieve the sciatica pain in your lower back pain.
What Is Sciatica Pain