ARI: Stand Up To Sciatica

ALLIE HAWKES Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body Welcoming Our Newest Physical Therapist

Below is a questionnaire we performed with our newest physical therapist, Allie Hawkes:

Q: Where are you from and where did you obtain your degree? A: I’m from Jasper, Indiana and earned my graduate degree from the University of Evansville in 2001. Q: What do you love to do on your spare time? A: I like to read and spend time with my husband, Stephen Hawkes, and children, Lila age seven and Henry age 5. Q: Do you participate in any community service? A: I enjoy being a mentor with the Mentors for Youth, volunteering at the Ireland School and being a religious education teacher at St. Mary’s.

Inside: • Stand Up To Sciatica

• Seek Natural Treatment For Natural Pain Relief

• Relieve Back Pain In Minutes

• Patient Success Spotlight

STAND UP TO SCIATICA Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body “Pain Shouldn’t Be A Way Of Life!”

Do you experience pain in the buttock, leg, or even your foot? If so, you may be experiencing sciatica. Sciatica isacommon formofbackand legpain that is often misunderstood by sufferers. People frequently have questions about what sciatica is, why it occurs

cause from the low back down to the feet.

REBECCA ALVEY, PT Clinic Director

If you are suffering from sciatica, it is important to find its root cause. Many people often think an x-ray

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. AdvancedRehabilitation Inc.canhelpyoufind therootcauseofyoursciatica pain and the relief you’ve been waiting for. Schedule an appointment with us today!

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 susceptible to abnormal pressure and irritation. Why Does Sciatica Occur? If there are changes in posture, muscle strength or pelvic alignment, the To the entire staff at ARI: “A great big thank you! Prior to my therapy, moving my head, turning, twisting, standing,walking,andsittingwerehardaswellasverypainful forme. Inaddition, Isuffered fromheadachesonadailybasis.Myshoulderaswellasneckmuscles were constantly in spasm. I experience relief right after my first treatment and I continue to progress and am living pain free for the first time in a while. I greatly appreciate the kindness and compassion shown me during this healing process. I felt that my concerns were heard, addressed, and cared for. All the teammembers treatedmeasavalued friendandnot justanotherpatient.Their genuine concern for my wellbeing was clearly evident as they skillfully guided me through the process. I am truly grateful for their assistance.” – Barbara R. Living pain free for the first time in a while! Patient Success Spotlight

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“Could You Be Contributing To Your Pain?” SEEK NATURAL TREATMENT FOR NATURAL PAIN RELIEF 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 Advanced Rehabilitation Inc. 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. WhencomingtoAdvancedRehabilitation Inc.,ourfriendlyandknowledgeable 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. Knowing all this should give you a headstart in warding off painful sciatica. After all, it may be as simple as learning to stand tall.

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Healthy Recipe

HOT APPLE CIDER

INGREDIENTS • 1 (64 fluid ounce) bottle apple cider • 3 cinnamon sticks

• 1 teaspoon whole allspice • 1 teaspoon whole cloves • 1/3 cup brown sugar

DIRECTIONS In a slow cooker, combine apple cider and cinnamon sticks. Wrap allspice and cloves in a small piece of cheesecloth, and add to pot. Stir in brown sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat, and keep warm.

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FREE WORKSHOP OCTOBER 7TH • 10AM The Low Back Pain and Sciatica workshop will be held Saturday, October 7th at 10:00 am at our Tell City clinic. Register by calling the Tell City location, online or by using the following link: advancedrehabinc.ptworkshops.com/TellCity/ workshop?source=Newsletter ATTENTION BACK PAIN SUFFERERS!

ARI, We Can Fix That!

If you are experiencing these symptoms talk to us at ARI

Inability to look up comfortably Difficulty getting in and out of bed Joint pain and/or stiffness Unable to enjoy leisure activities Difficulty reaching for high things

TELL CITY 1020 11th Street #C Tell City, IN, 47586 • 812-547-7770 www.arirehab.com

Limited ability to exercise Unable to work due to pain Pain or trouble driving

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

Strengthens lower back

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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.

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