While playing basketball I pulled my periformis (the muscle that moves your leg laterally) that resulted in it clamping down on the sciatica nerve. The pain was continuous and I could only manage a couple hours of sleep before I had to remain standing the rest of the night, staring out the window. I had never pursued acupuncture before but I was willing to try anything. I’d already missed four days of work, visited my doctor, a chiropractor and gone to the ER. Nothing short of Vicodin provided relief and that was more medication than i wanted to undergo. Out of options, I decided to give acupuncture a try even though I had no experience with it. Ichiro at Cozy Acupuncture was able to take me same-day
I was amazed to feel relieved of 90% of the pain after the first treatment. I felt so good I started on some yard work. That ended in about ten minutes when an awkward movement sent me crawling back to the couch. I went back the next day and this time remembered to take it easy afterwards. I learned that acupuncture is very effective in reducing pain but the underlying healing process will take its time. Treatment took about 3 weeks and about 8 sessions. It was of great benefit in helping me get through my day. Ichiro explained the principles and tools of acupuncture and was very respectful with instructions and contact during treatments. He was very good at isolating and treating pain points as well as identifying areas that needed treatment that I hadn’t pointed out. In my experience, acupuncture is highly preferable to medications and their assorted side effects. I would highly recommend Ichiro for acupuncture treatment especially if you haven’t experienced acupuncture before.
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