Regional Physical Therapy_Beat Sciatica in 4 Easy Steps

“The trick to relief from sciatica is to restore natural motion and strength to your spine, pelvis and hips.”

How to Beat SCIATICA in 4 Easy Steps

Do you ever feel like it is a challenge to get moving in the morning, or are you now careful about the way you bend down to pick something up? This is a clear sign that your spine is not functioning the way it should. The good news is that with the help of our Physical Therapy team you can dramatically improve the way you feel and eliminate that sciatic pain or back pain for good!

Ever have that aching pain from your back into your buttock, or even down the back of your thigh? This could be sciatica, a broad term used to describe radiating pain, numbness or tingling symptoms into the legs. The sciatic nerve stems from your lumbar spine and travels deep through the buttock, down the back of the thigh. Sciatica is very common, because of the amount of sitting we now do in our daily lives. This drastically affects the strain on your spine, hip and pelvic muscles, irritating the sciatic nerve.

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How to Beat SCIAT

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Start stretching - Your muscles were made to move, and when you don’t, your muscles become tighter. In addition, as you age, your tissues become less elastic, worsening the effects. Stretching needs to be part of your daily routine. We teach you the best stretches to reverse sciatica symptoms quite quickly. Improve your core and hip strength - Doing the correct exercises for the abdomen, hips and spine can make a world of difference in how well you feel. Most sciatica sufferers actually have very weak hip and core muscles from sitting too much.

This weakness places enormous strain on the spine and sciatic nerve. Always check with your physical therapist first, before starting an exercise program, to ensure you do the right exercises, the correct way. Limit your sitting and change positions frequently - When you are suffering with back pain or sciatica the key is to change positions from sitting to standing, to lying down frequently. Your muscles are used different ways, when in different positions. Give them a break by getting up from your chair and moving at least every 20-30minutes.

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Thanks Laurie for helping me move better! “I have a really great medical team w/ people who have different specialties. This PT Laurie, who works at Regional Physical Therapy in Edmond. She specializes in Astym and dry needling, which is great for working out scar tissue. We tried to be more aggressive today with some of my problem areas, which made a big difference on my post-treatment mobility! Thanks Laurie for helping me move better! - Camille Herron, UltraRunner and Multiple World Record Holder, 2017 Comrades Champion, 50 mi-12 Hr-100 Mile-24 Hr World Records, 50 mi, 100K, 200K Track ARs, 2x World Champion (50K/100K) and 3x OTQ in marathon (2:37 PR) #physicaltherapy #movebetter #beabetteryou #runchat www.regionalpt.com

CA in 4 Easy Steps

If your back is bothering you, then try to lie on your back or side with a pillow under your legs or between your knees. Improve your posture - Posture is one of the long-term problems with back pain and sciatica. Your body is fighting gravity 24 hours a day. How you sit, stand, walk, bend and reach can make all the difference on the daily strain you place on your back. Our physical therapists are the experts in restoring your natural posture, and teaching you the techniques by which you can keep your back working at its best.

You now have unique knowledge that most people suffering with back or sciatica pain never know about. It doesn’t take advanced surgery or medication to fix sciatica, just the right knowledge of how to restore natural body movement. Everybody’s condition is unique, so take a minute to call us today for a Free 15 Minute Screen. After all, the relief you have been searching for, can be a few simple answers away!

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Extension Principle Exercise Extension While Lying

Lie on stomach. Prop up on elbows. You may want to put some pillows underneath your pelvis and chest. Hold for 3-5 minutes. This procedure is the most important and effective treatment of back pain and sciatica.

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