• Are you one of the 100 million Americans who suffers from chronic pain? Don’t be one in the nearly 66 million who never seek treatment!
  • Do you have pain and stiffness in your back?
  • Do you have stabbing, tear-inducing pain that runs from you back, through a buttock and down the back of one leg?
  • Do you have either dull aching pain in your back or sharp, intense pain with certain movements?
  • Are you fearful that any movement will worsen the condition?

Underlying Causes of Back Pain including Sciatica

Back pain and sciatica can be painful and scary conditions. The pain and fear that you’ll inflict pain upon yourself with any movement can paralyze your life. Stiffness, dull aching, or sharp pain that radiates down an arm or limb can be indications that there is an issue originating in the spine. Most often, these symptoms indicate that a nerve is being impinged upon. When there is a slipped or bulging disc, it can mean that the spinal cord itself is being touched by the disc. If there is impingement on the nerves that branch out from the spinal column into the limbs, there will most likely be symptoms, such as tingling, and strange nerve sensations, in the correlated limb.


Sciatica gets special attention in medical fields because of the intense pain it causes. Originating in the back and running down the back of one leg with unparalleled intensity, sciatica can have several overlapping causes at the physiological level.

Eastern Medicine Offers Relief

Many people report relief from chronic or acute back pain with acupuncture, acupressure, and other treatments that Chinese Traditional Medicine offers. Acupuncture can offer relief on two fronts. Acupuncture can relax muscle spasms and the increased blood flow offers healing relief. By opening the channels and balancing the flow of chi through the meridians in the body, acupuncture also allows the body to heal itself. The endorphin and serotonin that you can experience from an acupuncture treatment will give you great relief, as well as the assurance that you got pain relief without having to turn to narcotics.

Dr. Oh of the Newport Acupuncture Center is a highly trained and experienced practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, including acupuncture, and can offer you help with your back pain. Call today for an appointment.