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Leave Your Sciatica Pain in 2018. What Is Sciatica? How Can Physical Therapy Help?

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Leave Your Sciatica Pain Behind in 2018.

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

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. What Are the Symptoms of Sciatica? 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.

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. Mayo Clinic 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 disks is herniated. It can also happen if the spine narrows — an effect called

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How Physical Therapy Can Help 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. Call one of our professionals today, and ask about physical therapy options. Your mobility is important, and your back can absolutely be healed.

WHAT IT MEANS: If the leg with pain, numbness or tingling does not go up as high as the other leg, you likely have sciatica. Your next step is to see what is causing the pressure on your sciatic nerve. Call Fyzical Therapy to schedule an appointmenttohelprelieveyourSciaticapain. 1. Sitting on a chair, look down. 2. Straighten one leg, with toes in the air. 3. Repeat for the other side. FOLLOW THESE STEPS: Self-Test For Sciatica

Sources https://www.webmd.com/back-pain/what-is-sciatica#1 https://www.medicinenet.com/sciatica/article.htm https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sciatica/symptoms-causes/syc-20377435 https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/7619.php

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FOUR POINT TRUNK FLEXION & EXTENSION Start on hands and knees. Arch your back up to the ceiling as high as you comfortably can, and hold. Then, arch your back theoppositedirectionas lowasyoucomfortablycan,andhold. Repeat 6 times.

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his Master degree in Orthopedic Physical therapy from Quinnipiac University in 1995, his Master of Business Administration from Troy State University in 2002 and completed the Diploma program in the McKenzie Institute International in 2011. Craig has perfected his skills in spine, sports and post-surgical rehabilitation. He is a member of the local chamber of commerce’s, Southington Rotary Club and The Networking Club of Southington. He serves on multiple board of directors in the community. Today, Craig thoroughly enjoys treating all areas of Physical Therapy with a special interest in spinal patents. When Craig is not providing patient care he enjoys spending time with his wife Lynne, his children Jessica, Julia, Sierra and Shane. He also is an avid hiker, golfer and bicyclist. “My doctor said I could do PT and that it would help my low back pain. He asked if I had a preference as to where to go for PT. I knew my choice was to come to FYZICAL after coming here several years ago and getting the best treatment. I came in with low back pain and pain behind my knee. After the first visit, I had no more leg pain! After a few weeks, I have no back pain, and I manage my symptoms with the exercises Keith gave me. I would recommend FYZICAL to anyone!!” -MC Patient Success Spotlight “I would recommend FYZICAL to anyone!!”

Meet The Staff Craig W. Zettergren, PT, Dip. MDT, Owner

Craig opened Physical Therapy Center of Bristol, LLC in 2003 after being the director of rehab services for Bristol

Hospital from 1997-2002. Craig posies’ a very clear vision for treating patients: he believes in giving each patient one on one direct patient care throughout their treatment session, along with individualized treatment programs. He feels quality of treatment and patient satisfaction come first and foremost. Craig is known for his gentle touch, caring personality and his humor that are truly valued by his patients. Craig has a very diverse background in physical therapy since graduation from UConn, program in physical therapy in 1988. He went on to receive

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