Sciatica is a spinal condition that results in primarily leg pain.  The symptoms of sciatica can radiate into the hips, gluteal muscles, down into the hamstrings and calf muscles in the lower leg.  Numbness, tingling and pain may occur in any or all of these regions.  One cause of sciatica is piriformis syndrome (link to piriformis syndrome).  Acupuncture is a very effective treatment for sciatica, sometimes giving patients relief from the pain when no other treatment has worked.  Regular acupuncture treatments in combination with proper stretching can eliminate the symptoms of sciatica and restore the patient to normal mobility and activity.