ARI: Stand Up To Sciatica

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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