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" Seek The Most Cost Effective Treatment !" SCIATICA & BACK PAIN COST RELIEF

Suffering with sciatica or back pain can make life very difficult at times. Over 80% of people will suffer an episode of back pain at some point in their lifetime.

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INSIDE: • Sciatica & Back Pain Cost Relief • Why Does Sciatica Occur? • Patient Results • Exercise Essentials • Health & Wellness Tips • Pan Roasted Lemon Chicken

Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

“You Can’t Keep Up With The Loved Ones While In Pain!” 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. A study in the medical journal SPINE shows that 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. Primary Care Referral of Patients With Low Back Pain to Physical Therapy: Impact on Future Health Care Utilization and Costs Fritz, Julie M. PT, PhD, ATC*; Childs, John D. PT, PhD†; Wainner, Robert S. PT, PhD‡; Flynn, Timothy W. PT, PhD§ Spine: 01 December 2012 - Volume 37 - Issue 25 - p 2114–2121

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WHY DOES SCIATICA OCCUR? NATURALLY RELIEVE SCIATICA PAIN

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.

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Do you want a natural solution to your pain? Gain your freedom from pain medication and avoid costly surgery with physical therapy!

FREE BACK PAIN ANALYSIS We can help you feel better naturally with a

We can help you: Naturally relieve aches and pain. Increase your strength. Be more active with your friends and family.

• Cost Effective • Non-invasive • Safe & Natural • State-of-the-art facilities Features of Physical Therapy:

Have more energy. Feel better at work.

Offer valid for the first 25 people to schedule. Expires 5-13-18.

• REQUEST A HEALTHY BODY • Hear what our patients have to say!

I couldn’t imagine continuing this journey to my new normal without you all by my side! “Request is the best! The team makes you feel like family. In this fast paced world we live in they make sure to treat you as someone special. While being great coaches they also treat you with dignity and even though the pain can be tough they share their strength that makes you want to keep fighting to become the best version of your new self. No matter what Request’s Team is always there to help you through! I would like to say thanks to Marshal, Holly, Sam, Christopher, Penny, Pat and so many more for the love and strength you give to me as your patient. I love y’all and I couldn’t imagine continuing this journey to my new normal without you all by my side and in my life! Thank you all.” - Amy K. I no longer have pain in my back! “I have dealt with lower back pain for eight years. I highly recommend Josh, Alex, and Jeff! I no longer have pain in my back and I am able to enjoy the things I’ve been missing!” - Tyler B.

We gladly accept most insurances, providing a great LOW COST SOLUTION to restore your pain-free movement!

PAN ROASTED LEMON CHICKEN

Ingredients • 4 boneless chicken breasts, (1-1¼ pounds) Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste • 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

Directions 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.

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Health & Wellness Tips 3 NATURAL WAYS TO BEAT ALLERGIES Enjoy The Outdoors Without A Tissue!

1. Limit your time outdoors. Each spring, trees release billions of tiny pollen grains into the air. When you breathe them into your nose and lungs, they can trigger an allergic reaction. Staying inside can help, especially on windy days and during the early morning hours, when pollen counts are highest. 2. Get natural relief. Some herbal remedies may help stave off allergy symptoms. More research is needed, but an extract from a shrub called butterbur shows promise. Biminne, a Chinese herbal formula with ingredients like ginkgo biloba and Chinese skullcap, may also help. One study found that people who took biminne five times a day for 12 weeks still felt the benefits a year later. 3. Tweak your home. Simple changes make a difference. Shut all windows to keep out pollen. Use an air conditioner to cool your home instead of a fan, which draws in air from outside. Take off your shoes at the door and ask guests to do the same. That keeps allergens outside. Finally, don’t smoke. It can make allergy symptoms worse. If you or someone you live with smokes, now is a good time to quit. If you start smoking again, start over.

Still suffering from allergic reactions? Treating allergies through physical therapy can reduce the symptoms of natural allergies by strengthening the body to perform at its peak. From sneezes to pressure headaches and food allergies, physical therapy care for allergies can provide a much needed remedy. Schedule an appointment with us today by calling the clinic nearest you!

Exercise Essentials Try these exercises to keep you moving...

About Us When you need physical therapy, you have the right to choose where you go. If you are tired of being a number and ready for a physical therapy team that’s proud to offer special services not found in any other practice in the Gainesville area, ReQuest Physical Therapy is your choice. We offer a variety of additional premier services to make your time at ReQuest as pleasant as possible, including discounts for cash/self-pay patients, flexible payment schedules, and same-day appointments. We also accept patients without a physician’s referral, so you can begin treatment quickly and without the hassle of extra paperwork.

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.

Improves Flexibility

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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

Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.

Why You Need To Come In For Another Check-Up:

Think ReQuest FIRST

� Move without pain � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently & securely

� Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live an active & healthy lifestyle

Take Care Of Your Aches & Pains Before It’s Too Late!

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