Typically, low back pain results from strains (muscle tears), sprains (overstretched ligaments), herniated disks, and sciatica (term for the pain that results from irritation of the sciatic nerve. This type of pain normally extends from the low back through the buttocks and down into the leg). At our San Diego acupuncture clinic, lower back pain and sciatica are the most common pain complaints. Acupuncturist Eric Hollander, L.Ac., has extensive experience identifying and treating pain of the lower back and sciatica. The number of treatments needed, and amount of time need to recover will depend in a number of factors such as age, physical health and history of the injury. Expect injuries resulting from disc issues to take longer to heal. Acute back pain during pregnancy will often be the fastest to respond.
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