Sciatica describes the pain one may feel in the body, originating from the back of the hips or low back and radiating down the back of either leg along the Sciatic nerve. Pain in this area may also signal an underlying issue, such as a pinched nerve, herniated disc in your spine, a bone spur, spinal pressure, or other. Sciatica pain can be manifested in many ways: constant pain in one leg; pain when sitting; dull ache in the leg; sharp pain that makes walking difficult; weakness or numbness in the leg, etc. Acupuncture may help in the alleviation of sciatica symptoms by releasing tension in the area, allowing for increased circulation and reducing inflammation, thereby reducing pain and pressure. Call Dr. Smith's office today to find out if acupuncture is indicated for your type of sciatica pain.