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Health & Fitness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body IS PAIN HOLDING YOU BACK? AN EFFECTIVE WAY TO BEAT YOUR SCIATICA AND BACK PAIN

• Spend quality time without Sciatica & Back Pain • You Should Consider Turning to Physical Therapy First

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SPEND QUALITY TIME WITHOUT SCIATICA & BACK PAIN

Whether it’s a sudden, shooting pain down your leg or a persistent ache in your lower back, sciatica can seriously impact your daily life. While medications, injections and even surgery sometimes help people with sciatic nerve pain, physical therapy is the most effective and least invasive way to eradicate the problem. Physical therapy is invaluable for easing sciatic pain. Its effectiveness stems from the multi-faceted approach your therapist will take in order to reduce the pressure on the nerve. Improving your strength and the flexibility in your hip area can do much to decrease the pressure on your sciatic nerve, which in turn will relieve the pain you feel. The muscle and ligament structure of your hips tend to tighten if you spend too much time sitting. That

causes your spine to take on the strain, often leading to sciatic nerve impingement. To combat this undue pressure, physical therapists work to increase hip mobility by helping you stretch your hip abductors and flexors. This opens up the pathway, which your sciatic nerve runs, so that the nerve is freed from compression. In addition, strengthening hip abductors muscles, as well as building mobility, will enable the muscles and ligaments in your hips to be better aligned. Improved strength in your hip area, allows the effort used in everyday movement to be more evenly distributed, and therefore less apt to result in nerve irritation.

Try these exercises to get you moving... EXERCISE ESSENTIALS

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SIDELYING TRUNK ROTATION While lying on your side with your arms out-stretched in front of your body, slowly twist your upper body to the side and rotate your spine. Your arms and head should also be rotating along with the spine as shown. Follow your hand with your eyes. Hold for 20 seconds repeat 3 times on each side.

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FORWARD BEND - LONG SITTING Sit with legs straight out and lower back tall. Bend forward keeping lower back tall to feel a stretch in the back of your thighs. This helps with lower back pain. Hold for 10 seconds, repeat 3 times.

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YOU SHOULD CONSIDER TURNING TO PHYSICAL THERAPY FIRST

was sufficient, there wasn’t a need for expensive tests, such as MRIs, or further invasive procedures. If you’re concerned about shooting pains down one leg, buttock aching or lower back pain and numbness -- or any combination of sharp and dull aching anywhere along the sciatic nerve -- contact us right away for a consultation. We’ll work with your doctor to address the specific problems contributing to the ongoing impingement of your sciatic nerve, while also striving to reduce your pain as quickly as possible.

A study published in Spine, the respected medical journal, found that, when started early enough, physical therapy is a very effective treatment for sciatica, and one which is more budget-friendly for the average person. The study found that over a one-year period, people who had taken 10 sessions of physical therapy had better results for their sciatic pain than those who were only given guidelines for treatment. The study’s authors attributed the cost-effectiveness of the physical therapy approach in part to using it as a first line of defense against sciatic pain and back pain. For the many patients for whom physical therapy as the primary treatment

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Consult The Sports Medicine Experts

Stacey Franz, DO is a fellowship- trained medical physician with board certification in both Physical Medicine &Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine. Her professional interests include musculoskeletal and sports medicine, non-surgical care of the spine, interventional procedures (both spine and peripheral joints), electrodiagnostics, and cancer rehabilitation.

STACEY FRANZ, DO

She believes in a comprehensive approach to treating musculoskeletal dysfunction, which may include physical therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, bracing, injection procedures, activity modification, nutritional supplementation and/or medications. Dr. Franz received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees in Physical Therapy fromSpringfield College. Influenced by the Humanics philosophy during her training, she believes that optimal health stems from a balance of one’s spirit, mind and body. “I believe that optimal health stems from a balance of one’s spirit, mind and body and I use a comprehensive, non-surgical approach to treating musculoskeletal dysfunction.”

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