his lower back hurts.
he feels numbness and pain when he walks, and it gets easier after a short rest.
lower back pain when he sleeps at night. it is easier when he lies on his side.
in the past, he has been devoted to martial arts to the extent that he participated in an all-japan tournament.
when he is not feeling well, water sometimes accumulates in his knees, and both his back and knees are painful.
he has been prescribed various medications at the hospital, but lately he has been wondering if they are enough. so, he was introduced to acupuncture by a family member and came to our clinic.
he has always liked working out and has always worked out his body.
he is still active in his work.
when he walks, his pelvis does not rotate and he seems to walk only with his legs.
however, his muscle mass was much more developed than that of a person of his age due to his past martial arts experience.
on palpation, there were many tender points in the muscles of the lower back.
there was also stiffness in the lateral lumbar muscles and muscle tension on the direct side of the lumbar vertebrae to the extent that i could not insert my fingers.
Intensive acupuncture was performed twice a week on the gluteus medius, gluteus maximus, lumbar iliacus and multifidus muscles.
Initially, acupuncture was applied to the muscles of the hips to improve circulation and eliminate numbness in the lower legs.
After about 4 or 5 treatments in 2 weeks, he was able to walk more easily than before.
After walking became easier, acupuncture was performed on the lumbar iliacus muscle and 、、、
Acupuncture was performed on the multifidus muscle.
After a total of 15 treatments, his symptoms seem to have decreased to about 4 if the symptoms at the beginning were 10.
he is currently undergoing continuous treatment.