Sciatic Pain: Finding Freedom from the Pain in the Butt!

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If you've had sciatic pain, you know what I'm talking about. 

Picture an invisible vise, gripping your hip, butt and thigh—squeezing your muscles tight. Sometimes it feels prickly, sometimes it's a pins and needles sensation. Other times, it's a knife-like nerve sensation that runs down your leg to your foot. Every step you take is a delicate balance between discomfort and relief. Sometimes you gasp and cry out because of the pain. 

Michael of Meridian, like many others, used to suffer from the relentless grip of sciatic pain. 

"It felt like a searing, electrical shock that ran down my leg. I struggled to walk or get in and out of bed. Riding in the car was the worst. Sometimes I'd sit on a tennis ball just to try and get a little pain relief." 

Michael and his wife moved to the Treasure Valley to enjoy their retirement years. They didn't expect that chronic low back pain/sciatic pain would ruin everything. 

When you have pain that restricts your mobility, everything changes for both you and your spouse. 

Sciatic pain, characterized by radiating pain along the sciatic nerve—is quite literally "a pain in the butt."

A Peek Behind the Scenes

Dr. Kimberly Thompson understands sciatic pain well. Truth be told, it was her own debilitating sciatic pain that led her down the path of becoming an acupuncturist. She had tried everything. Physical therapy, massage therapy, chiropractic, pain medications, and muscle relaxants. Nothing worked. 

Then she tried acupuncture. And the rest is history.

The Treasure Valley is lucky to have Dr. Kimberly Thompson as a resource. Dr. Thompson is a chronic pain specialist, an acupuncture instructor, AND a world renowned leader in the field of acupuncture research and development. 

What makes her unique? 

She combines the wisdom of ancient acupuncture theory PLUS modern scientific diagnostic and treatment strategies in order to get to the core of chronic health conditions. 

The new patient experience… 

1. Diagnosis: Meridian Family Acupuncture provides a unique modern acupuncture computer analysis, which allows the patient to SEE how electrical imbalances in the acupuncture pathways may be leading to pain–AND allows the doctor to create a customized treatment plan tailored to their specific needs and goals. 

2. Acupuncture: A 5000-year-old medical system which is scientifically proven to be excellent for resolving pain and inflammation throughout the body—along with providing relief for digestive, hormonal, and emotional imbalances. 

3. Frequency Specific Microcurrent: A modern science-based technique that involves the application of low-level electrical current to relieve pain. It has been proven that certain frequencies can immediately change the body's chemistry to reduce inflammation and improve circulation. It addresses the root cause of the condition rather than masking symptoms and therefore, is an incredible aid in anyone’s journey towards recovery.

“Unlike other solutions to chronic pain, we assist the body to heal itself naturally. This is a wonderful alternative to more traditional methods, and is incredibly safe and highly successful." Dr. Kimberly Thompson

Meridian Family Acupuncture incorporates multiple systems to treat a myriad of chronic pain issues including:

Sciatic Pain

Back Pain

Neck Pain


Knee Pain

Plantar Fasciitis

Chronic Injuries

And more...

Are you ready to feel better? 

Call our office and book a consultation. 208-965-3777 

Request a Consultation

If you suffer from sciatic pain–your butt just might thank you!

~Dr. Kimberly


Dr. Kimberly Thompson, DACM, L.Ac.
Meridian Family Acupuncture
1879 N. Lakes Place
Meridian, ID 83646



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