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Acupuncture for Chronic Low Back Pain With Sciatica

The Art and Science of Treating Sciatica with Chronic Lower Back Combining Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Kinesiology Techniques

The following information concerning sciatica with chronic lower back pain covers a 20-minute chiropractic diagnosis and treatment protocol including acupuncture care. It applies to sciatica and chronic lower back pain resolution in a person with a combination of one or more of the following unwanted symptoms.

1-Energy deficiency associated with sciatica chronic lower back pain.

2-Chronic bilateral soreness in the lower abdominal with sciatica.

3-Chronic bilateral sciatica and weakness of lower back pain and legs.

If one or more of these symptoms of sciatica with chronic lower back and discomfort is what you want to be rid of, call 651-699-3366 or 952-217-9587 today for chiropractic, acupuncture and kinesiology help.

Sciatica and chronic low back pain evaluation procedure

Three factors related to sciatica and chronic lower back pain are evaluated with muscle testing of the anterior deltoid muscles combined with therapy localization of the upper and lower inguinal ligament.

1- To check for body’s baseline pelvic alignment.

2-To check the integrity of the anterior versus posterior regions of the sacro-iliac joint.

3-To check for abnormal tension along the upper and lower aspects of the inguinal ligament [musculoskeletal balance of the pelvis].

4-To check for leg length discrepancy; with the apparent short leg indicating the side of pelvic alignment deviation from normal and side of sciatica.

If the test muscle weakens in any of these three tests, a combination of chiropractic and acupuncture care to correct the underlying problems is appropriate and necessary until these chronic issues are competently resolved within two to three weeks.

Spinal vertebrae and additional anatomical structures adjusted by a chiropractor in treatment of sciatica with chronic lower back pain.

1-Ankles [examination of arches and ankle mortise]

2-Knees [abnormal lateral and or rotational misalignment]

3-Pelvic joints: sacro-iliac joints [flexion deviations from normal]

4-Three lower lumbar vertebrae [extension deviations from normal]

5-Upper cervical vertebrae [rotation and compression effects]

Back and pelvic acupuncture points needled to resolve of sciatica and chronic lower back pain in support of chiropractic adjustments

1-Large intestine meridian acupuncture points #s: 1 [Shang Yang], 2 [Second Space], 3 [Third Space], 4 [Joining Valley] and 5 [Yang Stream]

Acupuncture needling to these large intestine meridian points clears chronic pain, hypertonicity and weakness in the lumbar spine. Acupuncture treatment at large intestine meridian point #4 restores and strengthens the body’s Qi [Chee] energy flow to the pelvis and lower back. 

2-Urinary bladder meridian acupuncture points #-23 [kidney shu], #-24 [Sea of Qi], #-25 [Large intestine shu], #-26 [Gate of original shu], #-27 [small intestine back shu]

Acupuncture needling of these urinary bladder points #-23-[Back-shu of kidney/#-24-Sea of Qi/#-25-Back-shu of large intestines/#-26-Back-shu of entire spine/#-27-Back-shu of small intestine]/#-28 [Back-shu of Urinary bladder]; infuses Qi into the region of the lower back helping diminish chronic lower back pain with sciatica as well as strengthening this spinal region.

Lower extremity acupuncture points needled to resolve of sciatica and chronic lower back pain in support of chiropractic adjustments

1- Kidney meridian acupuncture points #s-3 [Taxi-Shu-stream/Yuan source point] and #-7, as well as urinary bladder acupuncture point #-60.

Needling to these acupuncture points relieves sluggishness, weakness and heaviness associated with chronic lower back pain. When chronic pain attacks the lumbar spine on an off and on fashion rather than in a constant pattern, these are the principal acupuncture point treated.

2-Kidney meridian acupuncture point #-7 [Returning Current]

Low back pain reduction benefits arising with needling this acupuncture point enhance weight-bearing strength of the lower back and pelvis, allowing a person to stand longer and work more on their feet without lower back pain or sciatica.

3-Urinary bladder #-60 Pucan [Servants respect]

This acupuncture point is the meeting of two meridians, 1-urinary bladder and 2-Yang motility meridian.

Beneficial action from acupuncture at this point [B-60] activates Qi to the lateral side of the pelvis and leg. This healing action benefits the lower back and leg when there is chronic lower back pain and sciatica.

3-Additional acupuncture points located on posterior aspect of the pelvis and lower extremity effectively needled to treat sciatica are as follows:

3a-Urinary bladder [BL] points:  #-36 [Hold and Support], BL #-37 [Great Abundance], BL #40 [Middle of the Crook], BL #-53 [Bladder’s Vitals], Bl #-57 [Support the Mountain] and BL #-58 [Soaring Upwards].

3b-Gall bladder [GB] points: #-29 [Stationary Crevice], #-30 [Jumping Circle, #-31 [Wind Market], #-32 [Middle Ditch], #-34 [Yang Mound Spring], #-38 [Yang Associate, #-39 [Suspended belt] and #-40 [Mound of Ruins].

These acupuncture points are treated for sciatic pain located along the pathway of either the urinary bladder or gall bladder meridians coursing in the posterior regions of the lower extremity.

Seeking professional management of acute lower back pain with combined chiropractic and acupuncture care will improve and restore quality of life.

Call: 651-699-3366 or 952-217-9587 today.