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IS IT BACK PAIN OR IS IT SCIATICA?

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IS IT BACK PAIN OR IS IT SCIATICA?

Does life ever feel like one large pain in the back? Back pain is difficult to deal with on a daily basis, yet for so many people, this is a total reality. By certain estimates, as many as 85 percent of adults in the United States struggle with back pain at some point in their lives. The most common type of back pain experienced is in the lower back, and it can happen for any variety of reasons. Being in a car accident can cause you to experience lingering back pain for years after the accident. Accidents at work can lead to similar consequences. But sometimes the cause of your back pain isn’t as straightforward. Back pain can also develop for any number of common reasons — things that you do every day without thinking twice. An old desk chair that doesn’t provide much lumbar support can take its toll over time, as can wearing shoes that don’t have much support, or even gaining weight, particularly around the stomach area.

Too many people consider back pain a normal experience of their lives and don’t immediately seek support that could make the pain an issue of the past. Working with a physical therapist is, hands down, the best thing that you can do when you are looking to overcome back pain. A physical therapist can identify the cause of the back pain and present you with helpful strategies that can strengthen your back and reduce the severity of your pain. Physical therapy for back pain often includes a combination of targeted massage, flexibility and range of motion training, muscle building, and targeted stretching techniques. Using these strategies in combination with anti-inflammatory medication, as recommended by your physician, is often considered the most-efficient approach to handling back pain and is recommended by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR BACK PAIN

SUDOKU PUZZLE • Constant pain is only present in one side of the buttocks or leg • The pain becomes worse when you are sitting Being educated about your back pain can help you make the right choices to overcome it as quickly as possible. One of the biggest problems with back pain is that it lingers. This leads many people to deal with back pain for years on end without seemingly any end in sight. While there is back pain that develops as a result of strain or sprain, there is also something called low back degenerative disc disease, which happens when the discs in your spine weaken. This frequently develops as a result of repetitive back injury and can also develop as a result of age. With degenerative disc disease, the space between the discs begins to collapse and become unstable and will cause back pain to develop. When you work with a physical therapist to overcome back pain as a result of degenerative disc disease, your physical therapist will begin by strengthening core muscle groups, which includes the abdominal wall, and will provide you with targeted massage and stretching techniques to alleviate pain. While some back pain is easy to identify as pain, such as is the case with degenerative disc disease, there are other situations in which the pain may be a bit more complicated to understand. One of the most common back issues experienced in the United States is sciatica pain, and this sort of pain is often a lot more difficult to identify — especially by those who aren’t familiar with the problem. How can you tell the difference between back pain and sciatica pain? The answer is that sciatica pain is characterized by the following factors:

• The leg pain develops more as a burning, tingling or searing sensation, and not as a plain ache • There is a sharp pain that occurs at times, making it sometimes difficult to stand or walk • The pain is radiating, shooting down the leg and sometimes even into the feet and toes Sciatica pain develops in the nerves that connect the lower back to the legs, and so while the pain itself is generated from the back, a lot of time, the experience of the pain is more largely associated with the upper legs. What’s more, sciatica pain doesn’t always develop like pain in the traditional sense. Sciatica pain instead causes a buildup of tingling, numbness and weakness in the lower back and upper legs, and the pain isn’t consistent either. The sensation will typically run through the leg in waves, causing discomfort at seemingly unpredictable times. If you are experiencing back pain and you haven’t talked to a medical professional about the concern, then now is the time to take action. Working with a physical therapist can cut your time struggling with back pain literally in half. For more information about overcoming back pain, contact us.

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PATIENT SUCCESS STORY

MANUAL EDGE NEWS

My quality of life has improved tremendously!

“Before seeingTim, here at Manual Edge Physiotherapy I had already been seen by several physical therapists, I also had two steroid shots, neither worked. After my first visit I was able to do daily tasks and I haven’t had to miss a day of work because of back pain. I am so grateful to everyone here at Manual Edge. My quality of life has improved tremendously. I continue to referTim to everyone that I talk to who is suffering from pain and discomfort. I am so glad that I was able to able to get this referral. That was my best day ever” -Bailey J.

“As most of you know, I will be ending my journey with Manual Edge. I will begin school full time in August for a degree in Cyber Security. It has been a great pleasure to build relationships with each and every one of you, and assisting in making your experience at Manual Edge the best it could be. Thank you Tim, for three fantastic years! I will miss all of the staff and patients dearly. Thank you for making this an incredible work experience. Farewell!” - Brittney

HEALTHY RECIPE

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Cabbage Creole

PRENATAL CRADLE WORKSHOP

INGREDIENTS: • 1lb ground beef • 1 medium onion • 1 medium green pepper • 1 medium cabbage • 1 (10 ounce) can Rotel tomatoes and green chilies • 1 (10 ounce) can cheddar cheese soup • Salt and pepper

AUGUST 21, 2019 @ 12:00 PM AT BEGINNINGS BIRTH CENTER

9475 Briar Village Point #100 CS,CO 80920

The above workshop will be hosted by Kristina Koch, PT

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ROTATOR CUFF AND SHOULDER PAIN WORKSHOP AUGUST 17, 2019 @ 10:00 AM AT OUR CLINIC Just call the clinic to reserve your seat in either workshop the as both will be limited to the first 20 registrants.

INSTRUCTIONS: Chop the onion and green pepper. Slice the cabbage. In a large pan, brown the ground beef with the onions and peppers. Drain and remove from pan. Put the sliced cabbage in the pan; add the Rotel tomatoes. Cook on medium heat until cabbage is tender. Add the meat mixture to the cabbage and stir well. Stir in the cheese soup until well blended. Cover and cook over low heat for at least 1 and half hours, maybe longer. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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