Innovative Newsletter “Seek The Most Cost Effective Treatment!” SCIATICA & BACK PAIN COST RELIEF
Suffering with sciatica or back pain can make life 80% of people will suffer an episode of back pain at some point in their lifetime. (continued inside)
Cheryl Howard PT, DPT, Cert. MDT Owner
“Seek The Most Cost Effective Treatment!” SCIATICA & BACK PAIN COST RELIEF
Many experience chronic back or radiating leg pain that interferes with their ability to enjoy life fully. Do you find yourself watching how you bend down, stand up, or lift objects, because of potential pain? It’s time to have a physical therapist examine your back. Astudy inthemedical journalSPINEshowsthat referrals by doctors to physical therapy early for the treatment of back pain, significantly improved results and lowered costs. In the study, patients SAVED on average $2736.36 for their low back pain treatment, by having physical therapy treatment first. If you are suffering with back pain or sciatica, ask your doctor to send you to our expert physical therapists first, or give us a call to learn more how we can help you. Fast, complete, and low cost results are what you deserve. PrimaryCareReferralofPatientsWithLowBackPain toPhysical Therapy: ImpactonFutureHealthCareUtilizationandCostsFritz, JulieM.PT,PhD,ATC*;Childs,JohnD.PT,PhD†;Wainner,Robert S. PT, PhD‡; Flynn, Timothy W. PT, PhD§ Spine: 01 December 2012 - Volume 37 - Issue 25 - p 2114–2121
Naturally Relieve Sciatica Pain
Exercises To Help With Pain
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WHY DOES SCIATICA OCCUR? NATURALLY RELIEVE SCIATICA PAIN
Patient Spotlights “I appreciate the skill and patience of the staff.” “When I finally decided to return to therapy for my sciatica pain I could not stand straight, sit comfortably or walk w/out pain. The stretches + the other advice received has been invaluable. I know it is up to me not and I appreciate the skill and patience of the staff.” - Madelyn P. “I look forward to working with you again.” “I feel I have improved more on paying attention to my posture and strengthening/stretching exercises for my neck and upper back. I want to personally thank Johnna and Brittany for working with me these last fewmonths. You both are truly very good at your jobs and if to come back here, I look forward to working with you again. The staff here is excellent! Thank you again.” - Penny B. Sciatica is a term used to describe compression or irritation to the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body at 2cm wide. It is made up of many different nerves that exit your lower back from the lumbar and sacral levels (L4-S3), extending all the way down the back of your leg into your foot. It transmits sensation and muscle control. The sciatic nerve plunges down deep through the buttocks and underneath the piriformis muscle in the buttock. Weakness in the gluteal muscles and tightness in the piriformis muscle are common culprits that press on and irritate the nerve. Symptoms Symptoms can vary from a deep ache in the buttocks to severe pain radiating down the leg into the calf and even foot. Occasional tingling
and even numbness may be felt in the back of the leg, calf, or foot. If left too long without proper treatment, irritation can be severe and affect the strength of muscles in the leg. Treatment Sciatica is easily treated with physical therapy and this is the most complete form of treatment. Physical therapy examines the root cause of pressure on the nerve and works to alleviate that pressure quickly. Furthermore, our experts analyze the movements of your muscles, back and hip joints. By improving the flexibility of these joints, along with strengthening of the correct muscles, we put you on the path to prevent this problem from reoccurring. Call us today to learn more about our SPINE program and discover a pain free life.
Pan Seared Lemon Chicken
• 4 boneless chicken breasts, (1-1¼ pounds) • 3 tsp extra-virgin olive oil, or canola oil, divided • 3 cloves garlic, minced • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth • 2 teaspoons flour • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, divided • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
1. Season chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat 1½ teaspoons oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sear until well browned on both sides, about 3 minutes per side.Transfer chicken to a plate and tent with foil. 2. Reduce heat to medium. Add the remaining 1½ teaspoons oil to the pan. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Whisk broth, flour, 1 tablespoon dill and lemon juice in a measuring cup and add to pan. Cook, whisking, until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. 3. Return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan; reduce heat to low and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a warmed platter. Season sauce with salt and pepper and spoon over the chicken. Garnish with the remaining 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill.
Exercises To Help With Pain: Try these simple exercises to help your back... Share this with a friend or family member to help keep them healthy too!
LOWER TRUNK ROTATIONS Lying on your back with your knees bent, gently rock your knees side-to-side. Repeat 8 times. Rest, then repeat 8 more times.
HAMSTRING STRETCH - SUPINE While lying on your back, raise up your leg and hold the back of your knee until a stretch is felt. Hold for 10 seconds. Repeat 5 times on each leg.
Relieves Back Pain
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