Kevin, age 44 had suffered from lower back pain on and off for 10 years. He worked a manual job and over stressed the muscles in his back frequently. One morning he awoke from sleep with a burning pain down his right leg. He was diagnosed with sciatica due to complications from his chronic lower back pain. We used acupuncture on his lower back hips and legs to promote blood flow, stimulate the nerves and relax the muscles. After 4 sessions, Kevin was back at work and the sciatic pain had gone. Kevin regularly comes in for treatment to help his low back manage the stress from work and to prevent any future occurrences of sciatica.