Sports Rehab: Sciatica & Back Pain

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DAN HASTY, PT GET TO KNOW OUR TEAM Dan graduated from Waldorf College in 1974 with an associate in science degree and continued at The University


• Stand Up To Sciatica & Back Pain • Relieve Back Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight • Healthy Recipe • What Are The Symptoms Of Sciatica? • Free Low Back Pain & Sciatica Workshop

of Iowa receiving his BS in general science in 1976 and postgraduate degree in Physical Therapy in 1977. He then spent 5 years as director of Physical Therapy at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls before joining Sports Rehab in 1982. Areas of special interest are orthopedic rehab and manual therapy for management of acute and chronic pain. Dan is married to Leslie and they have three sons. They enjoy spending vacation time in the Ely, Minnesota area canoeing, kayaking, and hiking.


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Whether you have hurt your back or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at Sports Rehab ProfessionalTherapy Associates can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call today: • CHEROKEE: (712) 225-3344 • HORN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL: (712) 364-3311 • POCAHONTAS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: (712) 335-5238 • STORM LAKE: (712) 732-7724 • LAKES REGIONAL HEALTHCARE: (712) 336-8651 • DENISON: (712) 393-7724

If you’ve experienced back pain, and even leg pain, you might have a deeper issue. Your minor aches and pinched nerves could be symptomatic of deeper issues. You might be facing sciatica. While “sciatica” may sound serious, it’s entirely curable. Below, we’ll cover sciatica back pain. What Is Sciatica? Sciatica is pain that radiates alongside the sciatic nerve. This nerve, which branches from your lower back — spanning across your hips, buttocks and legs — can be injured or stressed in several ways. Sports Rehab Professional Therapy Associates has pinpointed the most common cause of sciatica-related pain: inflammation along the spine, where compressed nerves are aggravated. While sciatica pain can be great, it can be treated. A lot of sciatica cases, in fact, can be resolved without operation — and in a few weeks. Even if you’ve suffered severe sciatica spawned from leg weakness, bladder changes or nerve issues, there’s still hope. What Causes Sciatica? In most cases, sciatica occurs when one of the back’s discs is herniated. It can also happen if the spine narrows — an effect

called spinal stenosis. As we age, our backs undergo a lot of stress. This stress takes a toll, causing inflammation in several areas. If this inflammation reaches a certain point, it may compress these nerves — resulting in pain.

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Sciatica back pain is normally noticed as a pain radiating from the lower back. Often, this pain extends to the buttock, spiraling down the leg. If you’re suffering from sciatica, you might feel the discomfort anywhere along this nerve pathway. The pain can even extend to the calf. The pain itself can be dull, aching or even sharp. In some cases, the compressed nerve may feel like it burns, causing considerable pain. In other cases, the compressed nerve may simply issue a sharp jolt of pain. Some people experiencing sciatica may even have leg numbness, tingling or weakness. If sciatica isn’t treated, it can hinder mobility altogether. How Physical Therapy Can Help with Sciatica If you’re experiencing sciatica, contact a physician immediately. Medical News Today asserts that over-the-counter painkillers may alleviate pain, but in-depth physical therapy is often needed. Physical therapy can reduce sciatica compression by carefully introducing exercises and relaxing treatments. These treatments, hand picked by medical professionals, can completely eliminate sciatica over time. If you’re experiencing back pain, don’t wait. Calloneofourprofessionals today,andaskaboutphysical therapyoptions. Your mobility is important, and your back can absolutely be healed. Sources:

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• 2 cups sliced baby bella mushrooms • 2 tbsp cornstarch • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream • 1/2 tsp House Seasoning: • 1/2 tsp salt • 1 cup kosher salt

INGREDIENTS • Nonstick cooking spray • 5 cups sliced green beans • 4 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs • 1 cup grated Parmesan • 1 tbsp plus • 2 tsp canola oil • 1 1/2 cups diced onions

• 1/4 cup garlic powder • 1/4 cup black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 1 1/2-quart baking dish with nonstick spray. Boil the green beans in the chicken broth for about 20 minutes, and then drain, reserving 1 1/2 cups of the chicken broth. Mix together the breadcrumbs, parmesan and 2 tsp of the oil in a small bowl. Set aside. Heat the remaining 1 tbsp oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute the onions until translucent, and then add the mushrooms and continue to cook for 3 to 4 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Pour the reserved 1 1/2 cups chicken broth back into the pot the green beans boiled in and bring to a boil. Add the green beans to the skillet with the mushrooms and onions. While that is coming to a boil, combine the cornstarch and 1/4 cup water in a small bowl to make a slurry. Slowly pour the slurry into the boiling broth, whisking constantly as it thickens, about 2 minutes. Pour the thickened mixture over the green beans and add the sour cream, House Seasoning, and salt. Stir well. Pour into the baking dish and sprinkle with the panko and cheese mixture. Bake for about 10 minutes, and then broil until the breadcrumb topping is slightly browned. House Seasoning: Mix together the salt, garlic powder and pepper.

Patient Success Spotlight

JANUARY WORKSHOPS JANUARY 30TH • 12:15-12:45PM FALL PREVENTION WORKSHOP: Danette and Chandra will present the Fall Prevention Workshop at the Denison clinic . If you’re confused about what to do and looking for answers, here’s some of what you’ll learn: • Fall Prevention tips • Home Safety • Can your medications cause a fall? This workshop is for: People who desire to prevent a fall and the injuries that may occur.

This class is for you if... • You fear walking on uneven surfaces. • You are afraid to go up and down stairs. • You have had falls in the past. • You have ever walked out of your shoes.

“I could not ask for better care!” “I had two back surgeries. Little by little, Dan worked on my back to get it back to 90% pain-free. I trusted Dan to help make me feel better and Dan was honest with me on whether he could help me or not. I could not ask for better care!” - Richard S.

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

BACK PAIN & SCIATICA WORKSHOP: Dan Hasty will present the Back Pain & Sciatica Workshop at the Cherokee clinic . If you’re confused about what to do and looking for answers, here’s some of what you’ll learn: • The Single Biggest #1 Mistake patients with back pain make which actually stops them from improvement in relief… • A sure-fire way to pick the right treatment for the cause of your back pain (and save you a ton of time & money). • How a problem in your spine can cause back pain… • What successful treatment and permanent relief looks like without the side effects of medications, injections or surgery.

Strengthens Core

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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