Recently I treated a patient with low back pain and sciatica caused by herniated disc in the lumbar region. The patient does not want surgery. She found me from searching the Internet. After four sessions with acupuncture and tuina massage her pain level decreased from 8/10 to just 4/10. I hope with more sessions of treatment that I can cure her back pain and sciatica.
The reasons I think acupuncture and tuina massage worked for her is that acupuncture can reduce inflammation and muscle spasm and remove the stagnation in the meridians.
Tuina massage can also help relax the muscles and move the disc back to it’s original position.