The Oriental Medicine Treatment of Low Back Pain & Sciatica

Musculo-Skeletal

Chief Complaint: lumbago (lower back pain) and sciatica on the left side

Western Diagnosis: lumbago, sciatica

Medical History: Patient is a 49 year old Caucasian female that has lumbago and occasional sciatica on the left side which is chronic (for 4-5 years) but can vary in intensity depending on various factors. Bloating and flatulence are an ongoing problem as is chronic sinus congestion, bad breath, vaginal discharge, depression, PMS and sore throats. Patient works for a legal firm as an a paralegal and has to work overtime weekly. She is Divorced with 2 younger children and 1 older child. Patient usually has only coffee and a bagel for breakfast, fast food for lunch and eats a late dinner past 8 o’clock in the evening. She lists chocolate as one of her favorite foods and she does light exercises (e.g walking) about 1 hour a week. Most of her free time is spent with her children and family events. She rarely has any “alone-time.”

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The Treatment of Sciatica Pain with Acupuncture

Musculo-Skeletal

Chief Complaint: sciatica

Medical History: The patient’s history included having his right femur crushed in a car accident 50 years before, and right knee replaced 3 1/2 years before.

Questioning exam: A seventy-nine year old man presented with sciatic pain which had begun 6 weeks before, in the early winter. The pain began in the lumbar area and traversed down the posterior aspect of the right thigh, calf, and into the 4th and 5th toes, following the Urinary Bladder channel. In addition, pain also went into the right inguinal area and down the medial aspect of the right thing, following the Liver and Kidney meridians.

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The Acupuncture Treatment of Sciatica

Musculo-Skeletal

Chief Complaint: Leg numbness, sciatica

Western Diagnosis: Narrowing, of L-4,L-5 diskspace

Medical History: 59 year old male,sedentary, overweight. Gradual onset of low back pain leading to sciatica now with numbness of in L-4, L-5 dermatone. Numbness began 2 years ago.

Questioning exam: Low back pain is dull, numbness increases with movement and cold and/or damp weather. Frequent urination as well as dribbling of urine.

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Acupuncture and Herbs for Burning Foot Pain

Musculo-Skeletal

Chief Complaint: Severe burning foot pain

Western Diagnosis: Sciatica

Medical History: Patient suffered traumatic fall and damaged sciatic nerve resulting in burning foot pain

Pulse exam: slightly rapid and wiry

Tongue exam: pale pink body, thin white coat

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Acupuncture Treatment of Sciatica

Musculo-Skeletal

Chief Complaint: Low back and leg Pain

Western Diagnosis: Sciatica

History: Patient had been seeing a chiropractor for some time with some improvement, but the progress had stopped.

Symptoms: Intense back pain on the right side lateral to L2-L5

Palpation: Choppy, big

Observation: Dark red and purple

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Sciatica Treated by Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs

Herbology

How sciatica is treated by acupuncture and Chinese herbs.

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