Lumbar Disc Prolapse with Acute Sciatica

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Mrs. Saroj Modi, aged 67 years, had been suffering from acute pain in her left leg since March 2002. She had an episode of similar pain in the right leg last year but in 6 months she got relieved with pain killers and exercise. However, this time the pain was so acute that inspite of pain killers, no relief was there and she was unable to walk for a few steps also. Clinical examination confirmed a left sciatic nerve root compression. She came to us in June 2002 and her treatment was started on 10th June 2002 . Initially she took 20 sittings daily followed by alternate days and then twice a week sittings.

Her leg pain is totally gone and she is able to go on her morning walks like before. Acupuncture is considered to be the first treatment of choice today for lumbar disc prolapsse and sciatica, the world over.