What is Sciatica?


Sciatica is inflammation/irritation of the sciatic nerve caused by a pinched nerve or herniated disc.  It is characterized by pain in the back, buttocks, or leg.  It commonly causes a burning sensation radiating through the buttocks and even into the foot.

Sciatica can be mistaken for piriformis syndrome, which is caused by a muscle spasm of the piriformis muscle, located in the buttocks region.  The symptoms are very similar to sciatica and therefore should be evaluated for proper treatment.

At StillWaters Healing Center, we evaluate and treat both of these conditions using Acupuncture, Tuina, Electrical Stimulation, and herbal anti-inflammatories.

Back pain and Sciatica are the number one reasons people seek Acupuncture care.  It’s no surprise that most clinics boast a 90% success rate with treating sciatic pain.