Acute low back pain (Sciatica)
Male at the age of 40s. 4 days ago during work in the construction site, he had shooting pain in his right low back with some noise. After that, It became difficult to bend forward and backward. He couldn’t sit for a long time. There was pain in the back of his right thigh as well.
I asked him to lie on his back and checked his pulse, abdomen and neck to make diagnosis. I found weakness in his Kidney energy and touched a needle on a Kidney point (Kidney 10) to strengthen his Kidney energy.
After confirming his pulse and abdomen became softer, I asked him to lie on his left side and palpated his low back and right thigh. There were pressure-pain points at L5, right SI joint, right buttocks and on and behind right IT band. Some needles on his head and some needles on his low back were inserted. After confirming that painful points disappeared, I asked him to stand up and check his back. Since he still felt pain when he bent backward, I inserted a needle on his upper back as touch-up treatment. When he rechecked his back by bending backward, he didn’t feel any pain, so I told him to come back the next day.
The low back pain got better but he still felt some tightness in his right low back area. He strained too much to eliminate stool and had hemorrhoid.
The treatment for his low back pain was almost the same as the last treatment. I added heat therapy (moxa) for hemorrhoid and constipation (Lung 6 and Spleen 4). After the treatment, there was no pressure-pain points, and there was neither pain nor tightness by bending forward and backward. I told him to come back if he would still feel uncomfortable in his low back and thigh, and the treatment for the low back pain was finished.
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