I am currently on my 6th week of Physical Therapy (2x a week) and 2nd week of Acupuncture (1x a week) for my lower back pain/sciatica symptoms due to a bulging disc @ L5/S1 (MRI done 2 months ago).
Am I supposed to feel worse before I feel better after the 2nd session of Acupuncture?
The first session the Acupuncturist started w/ Electro-Acupuncture, Tui Na Massage, and then Cupping. I felt a bit better after that. The second session there was no Cupping and just Electro Acupuncture and Tui Na massage. The massage was a bit more intense as he used his foot on my back.
Today I feel my back pain and sciatica symptoms has elevated. Is this normal?
Also, am I doing too much for my treatment at once? (PT, eletro-accupunture, tuina, daily stretching)