Progressive: Stand Up To Sciatica

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“I Decided To Do Something About My Back Pain.” STAND UP TO SCIATICA Do you experience pain in the buttock, leg, or even your foot? If so, you may be experiencing sciatica. Sciatica is a common form of back and leg pain that is often misunderstood by sufferers. People frequently have questions about what sciatica is, why it occurs and how to find relief from the intense pain it can cause from the low back down to the feet. If you are suffering from sciatica, it is important to find its root cause.

Many people often think an x-ray or expensive MRI is first needed to figure out what is causing pain. Having a lot of tests doesn’t mean you will find its root cause. Recent studies show that nearly 1 million of MRIs done for sciatica fail to find a treatable cause. With a new imaging technique called magnetic resonance neurography, 69% of the patients were found to have a trapped sciatic nerve deep in the buttock by a muscle called the piriformis. It is known that in about 25% of the general population, the sciatic nerve pierces through the piriformis muscle and can be susceptible to abnormal pressure and irritation. Why Does Sciatica Occur? If there are changes in posture, muscle strength or pelvic alignment, the nerve can be compressed which leads to the quite common low back and sciatic nerve pains. Thesciaticnerve is the longestand largestnerve inyourbody. Iteven reaches down to the foot and therefore, can be irritated anywhere along its path. With sciatica, theconsequentachecanbe feltanywhere from thebaseof thespine, the buttocks or the back of the thigh and legs. Even tingling sensations in the toes can be attributed at times to the impingement of the sciatic nerve.

It’s Your Choice!

Do you know who gets to decide where you go for physical therapy? The answer is: YOU! Youdecide. It’syourchoice. Do your research, ask a friend or family member, explore our website, or give us a call. Go to a facility with a proven track record that has a history of gettingresults.Youdeserve

a positive, friendly, highly-skilled environment where you will receive “one-on-one” care. Choose your physical therapy provider carefully. When you see your physician tell them you want to go to Progressive Physical Therapy.

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