Sciatica Treatment, Acupuncture for Sciatica Pain

Monday - Friday - 11:00 - 20:00, Saturday - 11:00 - 16:00

Conditions

There are different levels of evidence showing effectiveness of acupuncture treating different diseases.

Sciatica Common Causes and Treatment

Refers to a neuropathic pain along sciatica nerve, be due to inflammation or mechanical compression. 

Pediatric Clinic Sciatica Treatment Hong Kong

Sciatic Nerve Basic Anatomy

Sciatic nerve is formed from L4 to S3 nerve root. The symptoms may originated from lesion of one or more than one nerve roots. Symptoms of sciatica may arise from any irritation at the nerve root, sacral plexus, nerve trunk, or its peripheral nerve branches. 

Sciatica Symptoms

  • Stretching or dull pain along the outer side of buttock and leg, or even down to ankle region
  • Numbness, pins and needles, or heat and cold feeling
  • Leg muscles weakness, or muscle wasting
  • diminished reflex response

 

Protruded Intevertebral Disc Acupuncture Treatment

Sciatica Main Sources

  • Protruded Inter-vertebral Disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Inter-vertebral joint degeneration
  • Ligament Hypertrophy (eg. Ligamentum Flava)
  • Spinal displacement (eg. Spondylolisthesis)
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction

Protruded Inter-vertebral Disc

This is a medical condition affecting spine in which the outer part of the disc protrudes or herniates into the spinal canal, causing inflammation or compressing on nerve. If the disc compresses the cauda equina, it will result in cauda equina syndrome which is a emergency conditions and needs hospitalisation treatment.

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a conditions that occurs when the narrow spinal canal being compressed for its nerve root and spinal cord, resulting in several neurological symptoms. Sources of compression include facet joint degeneration, ligament thickening (Ligamentum Flava)

 

 

How Traditional Chinese and Physiotherapy Help?

  •  
    Postural Advice

    Change of postural habit, appropriate correcting stretching and strengthening exercises.

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    Acupuncture and Dry Needling1

    Pain relief and promote circulation to the affected area.[Read]

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    Cupping Therapy

    Release muscle tightness and promote circulation.[Read]

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    Massage and Manual Therapy

    Release muscle tightness, correct joint alignment and improve range of motion.

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    Traditional Chinese Medicine

    Improve body energy level, prove balance of health.[Read]

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    Exercise Therapy

    Core muscle training, in order to improve Lumbo-pelvic stability

Research Study

1)The systemic review found acupuncture was one of the treatment modalities gained statistically significant improvement in overall recovery in sciatica patients, and they suggest spinal manipulation, acupuncture may be considered in treating sciatica.

RA, L., NH, W., AJ, S., & et la. (2015). Comparative clinical effectiveness of management strategies for sciatica: systematic review and network meta-analyses. [Abstract]. The spine journal: official journal of the North American Spine Society, 15(6), 1461-1477. doi:10.1016/j.spinee.2013.08.049. (Read)

 

OTHER COMMONLY SEEN CONDITIONS

Neck Pain Condition
Back Pain Condition
Knee Pain Condition
Ankle Pain Condition

Enrolled Visit

  • Consultation       HK$150
  • Herbal Medicine  HK$70/day
  • Pain Rx Session  HK$480-680
  • Physiotherapy     HK$480-680
  • 2nd body part additional  $180
  • Detail Charge items
  • Health Talk 

Opening Hours

  • Mon - Fri 11.00am - 8.00pm
  • Saturday 11.00am - 4.00pm
  • Sunday    close

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