The pain can radiate to different areas and be worse for sitting or standing. Pain that feels like it goes into the buttocks or sacrum is usually worse for sitting and treatment involves balancing the hips. Pain which radiates down the hamstring also involves the hip flexor muscles and can be worse for standing. Sometimes the pain radiates into the gluteal muscles on the front of the leg. All of these types of back pain are treated slightly differently but the pain is usually due to trigger points in the hips and lower back. Acupuncture is fantastically suited to treating back pain, as we can release these sore spots gently and without pain.