Sciatica Nerve Pain

Sciatica nerve pain is a form of nerve inflammation that is very common today, and can severely affect the daily life of the people affected. It occurs when the sciatic nerve, which begins in the lower back and extends down into the leg, is repeatedly pinched or pressured. Over time, this can lead to nerve inflammation and muscle swelling.

Signs & Symptoms of Sciatica Nerve Pain

The symptoms that we see most often in the patients who consult us for sciatica nerve pain include:

  • Lower back pain that radiates into the legs and feet, usually on one side of the body
  • Pain that is triggered by simple everyday movements such as coughing or bending down
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Muscle cramps and spasms
  • Burning sensations
  • Muscle weakness

Causes of Sciatica Nerve Pain

To our knowledge, the following factors can be the cause of sciatica nerve pain:

  • Physical strain brought on by prolonged sitting or lifting heavy weights
  • Not enough physical activity
  • A displaced spinal disc (disc herniation)
  • Injuries
  • Certain illnesses
  • Irritation of the sciatic nerve during pregnancy


In our experience the condition can also be aggravated by prolonged exposure to damp weather, as well as by emotional stress.

How We Treat Sciatica Nerve Pain

At the Nei Jing center of Chinese Medicine in Jerusalem, we routinely use acupuncture in the treatment of sciatica nerve pain, in combination with several other powerful methods that have been proven useful in Israel and worldwide, such as laser acupuncture, Reflexology, Tuina massage and cupping.


We have found them to be particularly effective to:

  • Naturally reduce nerve inflammation without side-effects
  • Relieve muscle tension and swelling
  • Help damaged nerves to heal
  • Bring a displaced vertebra back into place

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Lead Practitioner
Shimon Paul Friedlander

People Say

My mother has a chronic autoimmune illness, and she experiences a lot of sciatica nerve pain. It is far from the only symptom, but it was the most debilitating in her everyday life, and I was hoping that Chinese medicine could help. It was challenging at her at first to keep regular appointments and follow all the dietary suggestions, but after a few sessions she’s seen a lot of improvement and has been able to walk a lot better, and do many things on her own and without pain.
Aaron I.

People Say

I’m a mother of four, and very busy! A while ago, I got a disk herniation that caused a lot of pain in my back, and strange burning sensations down my legs. One Tuina session was enough to bring it back into place, and I started feeling better the next day.
Nadia V.