Peak Motion: Stand Up To Sciatica

Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

June, 2017

Getting To Know The PeakMotion Physical Therapy Staff! PeakMotionStaffSummer Favorites

Summer is fast approaching and with it hopefully some warmer, drier weather! Here are a few of our favorite summer activities. Jon: “My wife and I enjoy going camping in the Columbia Gorge, swimming at surrounding lakes, and hiking with friends. The Pacific Northwest is a playground sitting in our back yard. All you have to do is go out and explore it’s beauty.” Bre: “If I could only pick 4 things to do all summer they would be: kayaking, hiking, having bonfires and taking my truck to the beach to watch the waves and enjoy the sea breeze. Or essentially anything that allows me to enjoy the mosquito free and humidity free PNW.” Sara: “I love to take waterfall hikes. My favorite is a loop of 3 falls. Right off of Columbia River highway there is Horsetail Falls and a small parking lot. The trail head takes you up and around to Ponytail Falls where the trail walks you BEHIND the falls. It’s AMAZING! Then the trail connects to Oneonta Falls and you can finish back at the highway where you can walk on the road back to your

car. I hope this summer to explore and find new waterfalls to hike.” Emily: “One of my favorite PNW spots is the Cascade Lake Highway outside of Bend, Oregon. We love to camp there and paddle board several lakes in a day. Hosmer Lake is my favorite spot where I can float through canals of water lilies and marsh grass while my husband fishes, something for the whole family.”.

Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

June, 2017

“ Here’s The Reasons Why Your Methods For Pain Relief Aren’t Working.”


Stand Up To Sciatica

• Stand Up To Sciatica • How Will Physical Therapy Treat My Sciatica? • Relieve Back Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight • Cold Brewed Jamaica Recipe

Discussing Sciatica & Back Pain with Mike Teater, DPT, OCS and Bre Lohn, DPT.

Dear Valued Client,

Doyouexperiencepain in thebuttock, leg,orevenyour foot? Ifso,youmaybeexperiencingsciatica.Sciatica isacommon form of back and leg pain that is often misunderstood by sufferers. People frequently have questions about what sciatica is, why it occurs and how to find relief from the



intense pain it can cause from the low back down to the feet. If you are suffering from sciatica, it is important to find its root cause. Many people often think an x-ray or expensive MRI is first needed to figure out what is causing pain. Having a lot of tests doesn’t mean you will find its root cause. Recent studies show that nearly 1 million of MRIs done for sciatica fail to find a treatable cause. With a new imaging technique called magnetic resonance neurography, 69% of the patients were found to have a trapped sciatic nerve deep in the buttock by a muscle called the piriformis. It is known that in about 25% of the general population, the sciatic nerve pierces through the piriformis muscle and can be suseptible to abnormal pressure and irritation. Why Does Sciatica Occur? If there are changes in posture, muscle strength or pelvic alignment, the nerve can be compressed which leads to the quite common low back and sciatic nerve pains. The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest nerve in your body. It even reaches down to the foot and therefore, can be irritated anywhere along its path. With sciatica, the consequent ache can be felt anywhere from the base of the spine, the buttocks or the back of the thigh and legs. Even tingling sensations in the toes can be attributed at times to the impingement of the sciatic nerve.

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Patient Success Spotlight

“I’ve been injured now and again during my life and actually carried out clinical trials in patients with low back pain, but when I could no longer stand up straight or walk any distance I knew I was in trouble. I came to Peak Motion after a week of little improvement on high dose nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories. I found Mike’s excellent diagnostics and Jonathan’s deep tissue and exercise ministrations to be consistently helpful and eventually successful. Based on the professionalism, mutual respect and success I have experienced at Peak Motion I am happy to be able to share my experience and recommend their team for anyone needing physical therapy. Respectfully submitted” - Dan S. I am happy to be able to share my experience!

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Bad Habits Can Increase Your Pain Some seemingly harmless habits can also contribute to the irritation of the sciatic nerve. A frequent bad habit is crossing of the legs for extended periods, which puts pressure on the nerve. In addition, sitting for long periods is bad for your spine. It is possible for you to prevent or relieve sciatica simply by improving your posture. Physical Therapy Relieves Sciatica The specialists at Peak Motion Physical Therapy play a crucial role in evaluating and treating sciatica, as well as other common back problems. Our physical therapists are medical experts with years of training to evaluate your back problem, finding the root cause of your sciatica. An individualized treatment plan is created to guide you through the recovery process and maximize your success. When coming to Peak Motion Physical Therapy, our friendly and knowledgeable therapists spend time with you. We train you on specific and easy exercises that will relieve the pain in your back and legs. In addition, our specialized hands-on therapy helps to gently loosen tight muscles and joints in your spine and legs. Your pain is quickly relieved and your flexibility restored, so you can feel like yourself again. Our cutting-edge treatments are doctor recommended and are specifically designed for you to reach your healthcare goals. Knowingall thisshouldgiveyouaheadstart inwardingoffpainfulsciatica. After all, it may be as simple as learning to stand tall.

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Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.

Cold Brewed Jamaica (Hibiscus Iced Tea)Recipe

5 INGREDIENTS •1/2cupdriedhibiscus flowers (about 1/2 ounce or 15 grams) • 1 cinnamon stick • 4 cups cold water • 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup simple syrup • Lime wedges (optional, for serving)

ABDOMINAL BRACING Lie on your back, knees bent, feet flat on floor. Place your hands on the front of your pelvis and contract your deep core. Straighten one knee. Return foot to the starting position. Alternate legs one at a time. Repeat 10 times on both sides. Strengthens Core

DIRECTIONS Place the hibiscus and cinnamon stick in a large jar or bowl. Add water. Cover and refrigerate overnight (8 to 12 hours). Add simple syrup to taste. Strain out the solids and serve over ice with a squeeze of lime, if desired.

Store the brewed Jamaica covered in the refrigerator for up to one week.

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