Patient: Male, age 56, civil engineer
Complaints: The patient had chronic low back pain and constant nerve pain down the left leg. He had 3 epidurals and surgery without significant relief.
Treatment Process: Within the first couple of months of treatment at twice per week five years ago, most of the pain was eliminated. Thereafter, he comes in for acupuncture treatment every one or two months when he notices tightness in the left calf.
Discussion: Post-surgical acupuncture is very helpful after removing structural impingement on the sciatic nerve.
Disclaimer: Acupuncture results may vary since each individual case is different.