Acupuncture for Sciatic Nerve Pain Treatment

Are you suffering with sciatica pain? Are you looking for some relief? Chances are that acupuncture can help you.

What Is Sciatica?

Sciatic Nerve Pain or Sciatica includes a pain pattern that starts in the low back and radiates down the leg. The pain can vary from mild and persistent to sharp and intense. Some also experience numbness or tingling in the leg or foot.

Sciatica Symptoms May Include:Asheville-Acupuncture-Sciatic-Pain-Treatment

  • Dull Pain
  • Sharp Burning Pain
  • Pain Worse When Sitting
  • Tingling and Numbness

What Causes Sciatica Pain?

Conventional medicine attributes this to the disc near L3 becoming injured which leads to pressure on the sciatic nerve, Bone Spurs, Lumbar Stenosis, Effects of Pregnancy, or Degenerative Disc Disease. 

While it is true that this can and does happen, we more frequently see another more common cause of low back, hip and leg pain in the clinic.

Seeking Sciatica Relief without Surgery?

First, we must understand trigger points –  hypertense nodules in muscles which cause twitching and specific pain patterns. In fact, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus together create a pain pattern that covers the low back and the back and side of the leg. These offending trigger points can be caused by trauma, viruses, exposure to cold among other causes and can become active and inactive. This explains why some pains come and go.

In order to treat this type of injury, specific knowledge of the muscles and skills to treat them are necessary and can include acupuncture, massage, yoga therapy, and physical therapy.

We treat the gluteus medius and gluteus minimus muscles three to four times – per day. This shows up as low back pain, hip pain or leg pain and can go from mild to intense. 

Her sciatic nerve pain was so bad, she sobbed just to drive.

Read M.L.’s Story Below:

What do you do when your sciatic nerve pain is so bad that you absolutely sob pressing your foot on the accelerator on the drive home from work? But that is only when the pain is at it worst…the rest of the time you are in chronic low-level pain that leaves you tired and depressed.  Sleep and comfort are elusive.

That was me several years ago.  I tried traditional medicine, chiropractic and massage therapies…all to no avail.  Finally, acting on the recommendation of a friend, I went to see Chad Johnson…….this was several years ago.  The pain was gone after only a few treatments and has not reoccurred.  Chad is the rare combination of a highly skilled professional coupled with a tremendous sense of compassion for others.  I am truly indebted and grateful for access to his skills…..I simply refer to him as a miracle worker.   I would seek Chad’s guidance on any number ailments; he is the consummate professional.  Thank you very much Chad.


How Acupuncture can Eliminate Sciatica Pain


When viewed from this shift in perspective, you might see how Sciatica falls under our category of “often misdiagnosed.” It is more commonly a result of tight tender points in the gluteus medius and gluteus minimus muscles which create the pain pattern most people are experiencing.

Are you Seeking Sciatica Nerve Therapy and Sciatica Relief?

Call our office to set up an Initial Consultation and Treatment. Relief can be yours and the treatment doesn’t need to be painful, expensive or lengthy. We are here to answer any questions you have.

Call our office 828-333-5087 for an appointment

or schedule a free 30 min consultation with Chad to discuss your options.

Three Years of Chronic Hip Pain and 10 months of Insomnia Gone!

Chad has been a godsend! After 10 months fighting insomnia and 3 years suffering from chronic hip pain, I am now sleeping (!!), and I’m pain-free! I am also handling stress much better. I would highly recommend Chad to anyone! He is a good listener and is very perceptive. Whether you’re new to acupuncture or have been to other acupuncturists, I promise you will be glad you met Chad. Carol Reeve

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Kerry Dontchos
Kerry Dontchos
21:08 18 Apr 20
I went to see Chad for a bad ankle sprain but ended up getting more than just recovery from that injury. Not only do I... know that together Chad and I can resolve any potential residual weakness or susceptibility, I am also reminded how much my body craves healing other areas of tension and release. Chad has a very calm presence, focuses deeply on the areas of injury or concern and is comforting in sharing what he is doing and why. I felt confident in his work and supported in competent hands. I know if I ever want to feel better in my body, ease in my spirit and generally relaxed and refreshed, I can just go see more
Myrick Rozier
Myrick Rozier
16:42 04 Dec 19
Chad was very down to Earth and treated my shoulder very directly. I was immediately out of long term pain and have... range of motion that I have not had for a long time in my shoulder. He also treated other muscles in my body that allow me to move with greater ease. I would definitely recommend him!read more
Denise Pesce
Denise Pesce
22:51 23 Nov 19
Chad has been a tremendous help to me during my recovery from my lung surgery. After every treatment I would feel... improvement in my breathing and overall well being. I have had accupuncture in the past but he is definitely by far the best I have more
Jennifer Curtis
Jennifer Curtis
16:46 30 Sep 19
Chad has been instrumental in my healing journey. Having dealt with this injury for over 3 years, he has been precise... and effective in helping me pinpoint the problem. My range of motion is gradually returning. He is also very helpful with follow up tips on stretching to help with mobility. Highly recommend!read more
susan weidel
susan weidel
15:39 04 Sep 19
I was experiencing pain in my right hand and arm. After a few treatment sessions with Chad, I am feeling much better. ... I was also worried about an upcoming heart test, an echocardiogram, and I am happy to say that the results were positive, normal heart pumping!read more
laneywax .
laneywax .
18:53 30 Jul 19
Finding Chad and Nicolle Johnson was perhaps my luckiest day this year. I had hurt my back badly at the very same time... I began suffering with Plantar Fasciitis. Then my allergies kicked in as well as assorted aches and pains. I searched for an acupuncturist on line; intuitively my search led me to a kind and caring conversation with Nicolle who correctly convinced me that Chad was the one I needed to meet. I’ve been seeing Chad for over two months in his peaceful, Zen-like office. With natural kindness and patience, Chad listens intently until his extraordinary ‘chad radar’ turns on. Then, miraculously, he begins to connect pain with source, pain with source. How he does this is not only fascinating, it feels magical. He finds pain that I didn’t know existed and, most often, appears to be at the root of my physical issues. I happily offer my highest recommendation and know that if you come to Chad for healing, you are going to feel better and more
Emily Rice
Emily Rice
01:24 04 Apr 18
Inital appointment 2 months post arthroscopic knee surgery. Could not walk down hill without pain. My goal, as a long... term runner, was to get back on the road. I am now training for a sprint Triathalon and while still slow, there is no pain and I look forward to continuing to improve. Chad knew just what to do, where to put needles and had lots of helpful advice. more
13:19 20 Mar 18
Chad is a valuable partner in any healing effort; his broad knowledge of Japanese acupuncture training, massage and... spirit are integrated into a powerful and skillful healing practice. He is sensitive, intuitive and responsive. I say 2017 was a year in which I healed. Chad was the primary practitioner in my healing, and I am forever more
Christina Muth
Christina Muth
14:43 28 Aug 17
Chad Johnson is a skilled and caring practitioner. I have received great care and valuable information with each... session. I truly believe in his acupuncture practice for my neck and shoulder chronic pain more
Dru Shelby
Dru Shelby
17:55 26 Jun 17
I have suffered with nerve pain since 2006 and tried many acupuncturists and physical therapists over the years. After... my first visit with Chad I noticed some immediate results. After 3 visits most of my pain is gone! Chad has great skills and I am singing his praises all over town. He is a wonderful healer and I feel blessed to have found more
W Hamm
W Hamm
15:59 14 Mar 17
Recently I suffered from near- constant severe headaches for four months straight. I saw six doctors, including a... neurologist, had multiple tests and scans, and was prescribed a plethora of prescription meds. Nothing seemed to help. The headaches were incapacitating and taking a toll on my mental and emotional health. Thankfully I made an appointment with Chad and after my first visit, my worst type of headache completely went away. After two more visits, my lesser (remaining) headaches had completely stopped as well. Chad has really helped restore my quality of life and I would highly recommend him for anyone suffering with chronic more
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